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dc.contributor.advisor Young, James F.
dc.creatorDennis, Tasshi
dc.date.accessioned 2009-06-04T00:40:08Z
dc.date.available 2009-06-04T00:40:08Z
dc.date.issued 1995
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/13941
dc.description.abstract Short wavelength lasers have many potential applications in scientific and engineering fields. The goal of this research was to improve the output energy of the Xe$\sp{2+}$ 109 nm laser. We compared cadmium, copper, gold, and zinc targets to stainless steel for laser-produced plasma pumping the Xe laser. A unique target geometry allowed us to measure the laser output using two materials under identical conditions. Small signal gain coefficients and maximum output powers are presented for each material relative to stainless steel; we observed a $\sim$20% improvement in the gain coefficient and a $\sim$112% improvement in total energy using a cadmium target. This increase probably results from an improved overlap of the laser-produced plasma emission spectrum with the Xe inner shell 4d photoionization cross section, although published data to support this hypothesis are scarce and inconsistent.
dc.format.extent 34 p.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.subjectElectronics
Electrical engineering
dc.title Comparison of laser-produced plasma target materials for pumping the 109 nm xenon(2+) Auger laser
dc.type.genre Thesis
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thesis.degree.department Electrical and Computer Engineering
thesis.degree.discipline Engineering
thesis.degree.grantor Rice University
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.name Master of Science
dc.identifier.citation Dennis, Tasshi. "Comparison of laser-produced plasma target materials for pumping the 109 nm xenon(2+) Auger laser." (1995) Master’s Thesis, Rice University. https://hdl.handle.net/1911/13941.


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