The emission spectrum and conversion efficiency of laser-produced terbium plasmas are theoretically investigated on the basis of computational atomic data. The theoretically calculated spectrum reproduces the main peak of observed spectrum at λ=6.5 nm, which originates from 4d-4f transitions of near palladiumlike ions (Tb19+). A simple model of the isothermal expansion of terbium plasma suggests that efficient emission can be achieved by pumping the plasma with a laser pulse at an intensity of approximately one order of magnitude greater than that used with tin sources at λ=13.5 nm.
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- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)