Investigation on the application of the capillary-discharge based metal-vapor generator and the 46.9 nm Ar capillary-discharge soft X-ray laser

J. Kaiser, M. Liška, A. Ritucci, S. V. Kukhlevsky, A. Reale, G. Tomassetti, O. Samek, F. Flora, L. Mezi

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Here we report on the possible application of the capillary-discharge based plasma sources. Two different types of sources were investigated. In the first of them the plasma was produced inside the capillary between a cathode and a hollow anode by the explosive ablation of electrode material in the high-current μs discharges . High-density (>1019 cm -3), pure, small diameter (1-6 mm), long (5-20 cm) metal-vapor columns have been produced. The application of the developed metal-vapor generator for the Z-scaling of the Ne-like soft x-ray laser is expected. The possibility of utilization of the sub-milliradiant divergence Ne-like Ar capillary-discharge soft x-ray laser for different application, which involves mainly nano-technology and nano-machining, is also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Article number4P45
Number of pages1
JournalIEEE International Conference on Plasma Science
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2004
EventIEEE Conference Record - Abstracts: The 31st IEEE International Conference on Plasma Science, ICOPS2004 - Baltimore, MD, United States
Duration: Jun 28 2004Jul 1 2004


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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