Accession Number:

ADA070337

Title:

Anti-Stokes Emission as a VUV and Soft X-Ray Source,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

STANFORD UNIV CALIF EDWARD L GINZTON LAB

Report Date:

1978-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

A VUV and soft x-ray light source based on spontaneous anti-Stokes scattering from atomic population stored in a metastable level is described. Unique properties of this source include narrow linewidth, tunability, linear polarization, picosecond time scale, and quite high spectral brightness. We show how the maximum source brightness, within its narrow linewidth, is that of a blackbody at the temperature T of a metastable storage level.

Subject Categories:

  • Optics
  • Nuclear Physics and Elementary Particle Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE