Diagnostics in VUV laser spectroscopy

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dc.contributor.advisor Von Bergmann, H. M.
dc.contributor.advisor Arendse, G. J.
dc.contributor.author Huang, Ping en_ZA
dc.contributor.other University of Stellenbosch. Faculty of Science. Dept. of Physics.
dc.date.accessioned 2006-11-10T09:10:59Z en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2010-06-01T08:44:16Z
dc.date.available 2006-11-10T09:10:59Z en_ZA
dc.date.available 2010-06-01T08:44:16Z
dc.date.issued 2005-03 en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/2244
dc.description Thesis (MSc (Physics))--University of Stellenbosch, 2005.
dc.description.abstract A tunable vacuum ultra-violet (VUV) laser source was recently developed for VUV spectroscopy using state selective excitation and total fluorescence detection. The VUV laser source makes use of a four-wave mixing process to provide tunable VUV radiation for the electronic excitation of the molecules. The theory of four-wave mixing, with the emphasis on parameters that are important for our experimental setup to generate efficient tunable VUV radiation is discussed. The experimental setup, and in particular the metal vapor heat-pipe, which provides Mg vapor as the nonlinear medium, is described. New diagnostic equipment described in this work was added to the experimental setup. This equipment was characterized and utilized together with the existing setup. The additional diagnostic equipment introduced enabled us to measure the tunable VUV output of the source (using a VUV monochromator), making it possible to significantly improve the efficiency of the existing tunable VUV laser source. en_ZA
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dc.publisher Stellenbosch : University of Stellenbosch
dc.subject Laser spectroscopy en
dc.subject Vacuum ultraviolet spectroscopy en
dc.subject Dissertations -- Physics en
dc.subject Theses -- Physics en
dc.title Diagnostics in VUV laser spectroscopy en_ZA
dc.type Thesis en_ZA
dc.rights.holder University of Stellenbosch
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