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Generation of Coherent Tunable Picosecond Pulses in the XUV

  • T. Srinivasan
  • K. Boyer
  • H. Egger
  • T. S. Luk
  • D. F. Muller
  • H. Pummer
  • C. K. Rhodes
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Series in Chemical Physics book series (CHEMICAL, volume 23)

Abstract

Coherent extreme ultraviolet (XUV) radiation is useful in a wide range of applications to physical measurements including areas such as high resolution spectroscopy [1] and solid state surface studies [2]. Nonlinear optical processes, in which ultraviolet radiation serves as the fundamental, have been proven [3–5] to be an efficient means of upconverting ultraviolet laser radiation to the XUV spectral range. Furthermore, excimer lasers, which serve as attractive sources of radiation at 193 nm and 248 nm, have demonstrated [6–8] performance essentially at the fundamental limits governing spectral brightness. Naturally, the peak power of these high brightness systems can be very greatly increased, if the energy can be extracted in a short pulse. In this paper we report the development of such a source and the generation of coherent, tunable, narrow linewidth radiation in the XUV using the radiation from this laser system.

Keywords

Excimer Laser Nonlinear Medium Harmonic Radiation Spectral Brightness Harmonic Output 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Srinivasan
    • 1
  • K. Boyer
    • 1
  • H. Egger
    • 1
  • T. S. Luk
    • 1
  • D. F. Muller
    • 1
  • H. Pummer
    • 1
  • C. K. Rhodes
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Illinois at ChicagoChicagoUSA

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