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dc.contributor.advisor Wisoff, P. Jeffrey
dc.creatorPetersen, Timothy Wayne
dc.date.accessioned 2009-06-04T00:35:28Z
dc.date.available 2009-06-04T00:35:28Z
dc.date.issued 1989
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/13385
dc.description.abstract This work focuses on the feasibility of producing new short wavelength laser sources using inner-shell photoionization or shake-up excitation induced by laser-produced plasma pumping. Laser-produced plasmas effectively convert high energy laser pulses into incoherent light in the XUV and are suitable pumping sources for high energy transitions. An experimental apparatus was constructed appropriate for preliminary studies in both barium and helium. For barium, dye laser excitation of an appropriate target state was explored as an initial step towards efficient pumping of core-excited states of the barium ion. In helium, studies explored methods to reduce the resonant trapping of the He(II) ion which limits the ability to produce an inversion on the n = 4 $\to$ 2 transition and the n = 3 $\to$ 2 transition.
dc.format.extent 124 p.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectElectronics
Electrical engineering
Atomic physics
dc.title Inner-shell excitation of atoms for the development of short wavelength laser sources
dc.type.genre Thesis
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thesis.degree.department Physics
thesis.degree.discipline Natural Sciences
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Science
dc.identifier.citation Petersen, Timothy Wayne. "Inner-shell excitation of atoms for the development of short wavelength laser sources." (1989) Master’s Thesis, Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/13385.


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