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  • Vol. 37, Iss. 7 — Mar. 1, 1998
  • pp: 1243–1248

Laser-produced lithium plasma as a narrow-band extended ultraviolet radiation source for photoelectron spectroscopy

G. Schriever, S. Mager, A. Naweed, A. Engel, K. Bergmann, and R. Lebert  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 37, Issue 7, pp. 1243-1248 (1998)

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Extended ultraviolet (EUV) emission characteristics of a laser-produced lithium plasma are determined with regard to the requirements of x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. The main features of interest are spectral distribution, photon flux, bandwidth, source size, and emission duration. Laser-produced lithium plasmas are characterized as emitters of intense narrow-band EUV radiation. It can be estimated that the lithium Lyman-α line emission in combination with an ellipsoidal silicon/molybdenum multilayer mirror is a suitable EUV source for an x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy microscope with a 50-meV energy resolution and a 10-μm lateral resolution.

© 1998 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3530) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, neodymium
(160.2120) Materials : Elements
(300.6560) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, x-ray
(350.5400) Other areas of optics : Plasmas

Original Manuscript: July 28, 1997
Published: March 1, 1998

G. Schriever, S. Mager, A. Naweed, A. Engel, K. Bergmann, and R. Lebert, "Laser-produced lithium plasma as a narrow-band extended ultraviolet radiation source for photoelectron spectroscopy," Appl. Opt. 37, 1243-1248 (1998)

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