The Electron Cyclotron Resonance Light Source Assembly of PTB - ELISA

Gruebling P., Hollandt J., Ulm G.
Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt, Abbestrasse 2-12, D-10587 Berlin

In the radiometry laboratory of the Physikalisch-Technische,Bundesanstalt at the Berlin electron storage ring BESSY I, radiation sources for radiometric applications in industry and basic research in the vacuum ultraviolet (VUV) spectral range are developed, characterized and calibrated. Established sources such as deuterium lamps, Penning and hollow cathode discharge sources have limited spectral ranges and in particular their stability and life time suffers from the erosion of the cathode material. To overcome these limitations we have developed a radiation source based on the principle of the electron cyclotron resonance ion source. ELISA is a 10 GHz monomode source with a compact design featuring a tunable cavity and axially positionable permanent magnets. The radiation emission of the source can be detected simultaneously in the VUV and X-ray spectral range via a toroidal grating monochromator and a Si(Li)-detector. The special design of the source allows spectroscopic investigations of the plasma in dependence on the cavity tuning and magnet position. A marked influence of tuning and magnet position on the radiant intensity of the VUV and X-ray emission was observed.

Using the tuning potential of ELISA krypton plasmas with highly charged ions and intense VUV radiation are generated by very low power consumption in comparison to other VUV radiation sources.

Presenting Author : Hollandt J.
Presentation : Poster
Monday Poster Session at 14:00