Plasma discharge sources for generating emissions in the VUV, EUV and X-ray spectral regions. Embodiments can include running a current through liquid jet streams within space to initiate plasma discharges. Additional embodiments can include liquid droplets within the space to initiate plasma discharges. One embodiment can form a substantially cylindrical plasma sheath. Another embodiment can form a substantially conical plasma sheath. Another embodiment can form bright spherical light emission from a cross-over of linear expanding plasmas. All the embodiments can generate light emitting plasmas within a space by applying voltage to electrodes adjacent to the space. All the radiative emissions are characteristic of the materials comprising the liquid jet streams or liquid droplets.
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College of Optics and Photonics
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Richardson, Martin and Silfvast, William, "Liquid Jet-Initiated Plasma Discharge for Generating Useful Plasma Radiation" (2006). UCF Patents. 305.