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Optical Engineering

Extreme ultraviolet continuum emission from laser-generated plasmas and applications to spectroscopy
Author(s): Gerard D. O'Sullivan; P. Kevin Carroll; James Conway; Padraig Dunne; Ronan Faulkner; Thomas McCormack; Cormac McGuinness; Paul van Kampen; Bernadette Weinmann
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Paper Abstract

The application of extreme ultraviolet (XUV) radiation to studies of core excited atoms, ions, molecules, and solids has led to the demand for suitable XUV continuum light sources. An excellent, compact, reproducible source is the laser produced plasma, which for a suitable choice of target material can be used to generate a line-free continuum throughout the vacuum ultraviolet (VUV) and XUV from 4 to 200 nm. The characteristics and underlying physics of such sources are discussed and their application to inner shell photoexcitation studies of atoms and ions are briefly described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 December 1994
PDF: 6 pages
Opt. Eng. 33(12) doi: 10.1117/12.184381
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 33, Issue 12
Show Author Affiliations
Gerard D. O'Sullivan, School of Physical Science (Ireland)
P. Kevin Carroll, Univ. College Dublin (Ireland)
James Conway, Univ. College Dublin (Ireland)
Padraig Dunne, Univ. College Dublin (Ireland)
Ronan Faulkner, Univ. College Dublin (Ireland)
Thomas McCormack, Univ. College Dublin (Ireland)
Cormac McGuinness, Univ. College Dublin (Ireland)
Paul van Kampen, Univ. College Dublin (Ireland)
Bernadette Weinmann, Univ. College Dublin (Ireland)


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