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Short-pulse, extreme-ultraviolet continuum emission from a table-top laser plasma light source

Meighan, Oonagh and Gray, Andrew and Mosnier, Jean-Paul and Whitty, William and Costello, John T. and Lewis, C. L. S. and MacPhee, A. and Allott, R. and Turcu, I. C. E. and Lamb, A. (1997) Short-pulse, extreme-ultraviolet continuum emission from a table-top laser plasma light source. Applied Physics Letters, 70 (12). pp. 1497-1499. ISSN 0003-6951

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Abstract

We have observed extreme-ultraviolet (XUV) “line-free” continuum emission from laser plasmas of high atomic number elements using targets irradiated with 248 nm laser pulses of 7 ps duration at a power density of ∼ 1013 W/cm2. Using both dispersive spectroscopy and streak camera detection, the spectral and temporal evolution of XUV continuum emission for several target atomic numbers has been measured on a time scale with an upper limit of several hundred picoseconds limited by amplified spontaneous emission.

Item Type:Article (Published)
Refereed:Yes
Subjects:Physical Sciences > Plasmas
Physical Sciences > Physics
Physical Sciences > Lasers
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Science and Health > School of Physical Sciences
Publisher:American Institute of Physics
Official URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.118364
Copyright Information:© 1997 American Institute of Physics. his article may be downloaded for personal use only. Any other use requires prior permission of the author and the American Institute of Physics. The following article appeared in Applied Physics Letters and may be found at http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.118364 .
ID Code:15657
Deposited On:12 Aug 2010 11:01 by DORAS Administrator. Last Modified 12 Aug 2010 11:01

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