Soft X-ray plasma source pumped by an excimer laser: Optimization and applications

Patrizia Albertano, Mauro Belli, Sarah Bollanti, Paolo Di Lazzaro, Anatoly Ya Faenov, Francesco Flora, Gualtiero Giordano, Antonio Grilli, Fiorenza Ianzini, Sergei V. Kukhlevsky, Tommaso Letardi, Alessandro Marinai, Alessandro Nottola, Libero Palladino, Tatiana Pikuz

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Abstract

A large volume excimer laser, HERCULES, has been successfully applied as pump for a soft X-ray plasma source. The laser pulse duration has been varied from the natural value of 120 ns down to 10 ns, reaching different emission spectra from the plasma which have resulted to be optimum for different applications of the plasma source itself. Some experimental results on the applications of the source to different fields (X-ray microscopy, radio-biology, X-ray micro-lithography, basic plasma physics research) are presented; the choice of the best laser parameters in relation to the applications of the plasma source are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)138-151
Number of pages14
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume3683
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1999
EventProceedings of the 1998 Laser Optics '98: Solid State Lasers - St. Petersburg, RUS
Duration: Jun 22 1998Jun 26 1998

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Albertano, P., Belli, M., Bollanti, S., Di Lazzaro, P., Ya Faenov, A., Flora, F., Giordano, G., Grilli, A., Ianzini, F., Kukhlevsky, S. V., Letardi, T., Marinai, A., Nottola, A., Palladino, L., & Pikuz, T. (1999). Soft X-ray plasma source pumped by an excimer laser: Optimization and applications. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, 3683, 138-151.