Accession Number : ADP007242

Title :   X-Ray Production Efficiency at 130 A from Laser-Produced Plasmas,

Corporate Author : LAWRENCE LIVERMORE NATIONAL LAB CA

Personal Author(s) : Kauffman, Robert L. ; Phillion, Donald W.

Report Date : 22 MAY 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : X-ray production at 130 A is measured from laser-produced plasmas using sub-Joule energies. Dependence of efficiency on target material and intensity are presented. Projection x-ray lithography systems require high brightness, narrow band sources in the soft x-ray region. Source requirements are set by the multilayer x-ray imaging optics and these typically have a bandpass of a few per cent below 200 eV. We have begun investigating laser-produced plasmas as a potential x-ray source for projection lithography. Although these are typically broadband sources they can be efficient radiators in the sub-kilovolt region. By proper choice of laser wavelength, pulse length, irradiation intensity, and target material, emission in the bandpass of interest can be optimized.

Descriptors :   *LITHOGRAPHY, *SOFT X RAYS, BRIGHTNESS, BROADBAND, EFFICIENCY, EMISSION, INTENSITY, IRRADIATION, LASERS, LENGTH, MATERIALS, OPTICS, PRODUCTION, PULSES, REGIONS, REQUIREMENTS, SELECTION, TARGETS, X RAYS.

Subject Categories : Photography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE