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Applications of a soft x-ray streak camera in laser-plasma interaction studies
Author(s): George D. Tsakiris
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Paper Abstract

The soft x-ray streak camera system XRSC-II developed at the Max-Planck Institut fuer Q uantenoptik has been used for some time now in experiments aiming at the study of high density, high temperature laser produced plasmas. To this end, various experimental arrangements have been employed. For example, the combination of an imaging slit aperture and the XRSC-II has produced records of transient x-ray sources with a temporal resolution of 34ps and spatial resolution of 2OOim . In time-resolved spectroscopic studies, a free-standing transmission grating in front of the XRSC-II photocathode has proven to be very effective in providing time-resolved spectra with spectral resolution of 5-10 A . A more complicated setup utilizing an imaging slit aperture, a free-standing transmission grating and the XRSC-II has been recently deployed to obtain spatially and temporally monochromatic signals from the burnthrough of x-ray heated thin Au foils. Examples from different experiments are presented and discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 1991
PDF: 19 pages
Proc. SPIE 1358, 19th Intl Congress on High-Speed Photography and Photonics, (1 April 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.24079
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George D. Tsakiris, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Quantenoptik (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1358:
19th Intl Congress on High-Speed Photography and Photonics
Peter W. W. Fuller, Editor(s)

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