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Further observations of vectorial effects in the x-ray photoemission from caesium iodide
Author(s): George W. Fraser; John Ernest Lees; James F. Pearson
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Paper Abstract

We present further data on the linear polarisation sensitivity of CsI X-ray/UV photocathodes. A radical physical origin- "non local" photoemission- is proposed for the X-ray vectorial effect. Predictions from a uniaxial photocathode model are compared with measurements of (i) relative pulse quantum yields, relative current quantum yields and electron number distributions for both s- (electric vector perpendicular to the plane of incidence) and p- ( parallel to the plane of incidence) polarised soft X-rays in the wavelength range 4.6-125A and (ii) relative current quanm yields from illumination by partially-polarised, broad-band UV radiation with a modal wavelength of 1550A. An origin seated in the polarimeter geometry is also proposed for the off-axis "phase shift" phenomenon reported in previous papers. The impact of these measurements on (i) an understanding of soft X-ray Interactions with materials and (ii) the design and sensitivity of the Spectrum X-Gamma Photoemission Polarimeter is discussed ; our future plans for the investigation of photocathode physics are finally outlined.

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Date Published: 1 February 1991
PDF: 19 pages
Proc. SPIE 1343, X-Ray/EUV Optics for Astronomy, Microscopy, Polarimetry, and Projection Lithography, (1 February 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.23213
Show Author Affiliations
George W. Fraser, Univ. of Leicester (United Kingdom)
John Ernest Lees, Univ. of Leicester (United Kingdom)
James F. Pearson, Univ. of Leicester (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1343:
X-Ray/EUV Optics for Astronomy, Microscopy, Polarimetry, and Projection Lithography

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