The emission distribution of extreme ultraviolet (EUV) radiation from droplet targets is dependent on the dynamics of the laser-produced plasma. The EUV emission is measured on a 2% bandwidth centered at 13.5 nm (in-band). The targets of the laser are small (sub-50 μm) tin droplets, and the in-band emission distribution is measured for different laser irradiances and droplet sizes at various angular positions. Larger droplets lead to a faster decay of EUV emission at larger angles with respect to the laser axis. A decrease in laser irradiance has the opposite effect. The measurements are used together with an analytical model to estimate plume dynamics. Additionally, the model is used to estimate EUV emission distribution for a desired droplet diameter and laser irradiance.
Effects of the dynamics of droplet-based laser-produced plasma on angular extreme ultraviolet emission profile
Andrea Z. Giovannini, Reza S. Abhari; Effects of the dynamics of droplet-based laser-produced plasma on angular extreme ultraviolet emission profile. Appl. Phys. Lett. 12 May 2014; 104 (19): 194104. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4878506
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