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Picosecond excimer laser-plasma x-ray source for microscopy, biochemistry, and lithography
Author(s): I. C. Edmond Turcu; Ian N. Ross; P. Trenda; C. W. Wharton; R. A. Meldrum; Hiroyuki Daido; M. S. Schulz; P. Fluck; Alan G. Michette; A. P. Juna; Juan R. Maldonado; Harry Shields; Gregory J. Tallents; L. Dwivedi; J. Krishnan; D. L. Stevens; T. Jenner; Dimitri Batani; H. Goodson
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Paper Abstract

At Rutherford Appleton Laboratory we developed a high repetition rate, picosecond, excimer laser system which generates a high temperature and density plasma source emitting approximately 200 mW (78 mW/sr) x ray average power at h(nu) approximately 1.2 KeV or 0.28 KeV < h(nu) < 0.53 KeV (the `water window'). At 3.37 nm wavelength the spectral brightness of the source is approximately 9 X 1011 photons/s/mm2/mrad2/0.1% bandwidth. The x-ray source serves a large user community for applications such as: scanning and holographic microscopy, the study of the biochemistry of DNA damage and repair, microlithography and spectroscopy.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1994
PDF: 18 pages
Proc. SPIE 2015, Applications of Laser Plasma Radiation, (1 February 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.168005
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I. C. Edmond Turcu, SERC Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
Ian N. Ross, SERC Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)
P. Trenda, Institute of Physics (Czech Republic)
C. W. Wharton, Univ. of Birmingham (United Kingdom)
R. A. Meldrum, Univ. of Birmingham (United Kingdom)
Hiroyuki Daido, Osaka Univ. (Japan)
M. S. Schulz, Osaka Univ. (Japan)
King's College London (United Kingdom)
P. Fluck, King's College London (United Kingdom)
Alan G. Michette, King's College London (United Kingdom)
A. P. Juna, King's College London (United Kingdom)
Juan R. Maldonado, IBM Federal Systems Co. (United States)
Harry Shields, Jamar Technology Co. (United States)
Gregory J. Tallents, Univ. of Essex (United Kingdom)
L. Dwivedi, Univ. of Essex (United Kingdom)
J. Krishnan, Univ. of Essex (United Kingdom)
D. L. Stevens, MRC Radiobiology Unit (United Kingdom)
T. Jenner, MRC Radiobiology Unit (United Kingdom)
Dimitri Batani, Univ. Statale Milano (Italy)
H. Goodson, SERC Rutherford Appleton Lab. (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2015:
Applications of Laser Plasma Radiation
Martin C. Richardson, Editor(s)

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