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  • Vol. 4, Iss. 9 — Sep. 1, 1979
  • pp: 283–285

Use of a laser-produced plasma as a source of focused vacuum-ultraviolet continuum radiation

C. G. Mahajan, E. A. M. Baker, and D. D. Burgess  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 4, Issue 9, pp. 283-285 (1979)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.4.000283


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Abstract

We report use of laser-generated plasmas as ultraviolet continuum sources of high shot-to-shot and long-term reproducibility suitable for photoelectric scanning measurements of absorption spectra. We have used such a source combined with a focusing geometry to obtain resonance-line-absorption profiles from a 30-cm column of hot plasma. This work also confirms and extends the photographic evidence of Carroll et al. that intense and line-free continua can be obtained from such plasmas with suitable choice of target material.

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History
Original Manuscript: April 16, 1979
Published: September 1, 1979

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C. G. Mahajan, E. A. M. Baker, and D. D. Burgess, "Use of a laser-produced plasma as a source of focused vacuum-ultraviolet continuum radiation," Opt. Lett. 4, 283-285 (1979)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-4-9-283


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