The Ablation of solid targets using a capillary discharge laser

G. J. Tallents*, Sarah Wilson, J. Lolley, E. Solis Meza, E. Wagenaars, H. Bravo, C. S. Menoni, J. J. Rocca

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Capillary discharge lasers with output at wavelength 46.9 nm offer a route to laboratory investigations of warm dense matter and may have an impact in the micro-ablation of solid samples of relevance to microelectromechanical systems. The commissioning and operation of a capillary discharge laser with 50 μJ output per pulse is presented alongside initial results of target ablation obtained by focusing the laser output. Studies have been undertaken relevant to the operation of the capillary laser. The capillary laser discharges a current pulse of up to 40 kAmps through an argon plasma, which is initially singly ionized via radio-frequency heating.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationX-Ray Lasers 2018 - Proceedings of the 16th International Conference on X-Ray Lasers
EditorsMichaela Kozlová, Jaroslav Nejdl
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)9783030354527
Publication statusPublished - 2 Apr 2020
Event16th International Conference on X-Ray Lasers, ICXRL 2018 - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 7 Oct 201812 Oct 2018

Publication series

NameSpringer Proceedings in Physics
ISSN (Print)0930-8989
ISSN (Electronic)1867-4941


Conference16th International Conference on X-Ray Lasers, ICXRL 2018
Country/TerritoryCzech Republic

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