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Tomographic imaging using a compact soft X-ray microscope based on a laser plasma light source
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Paper Abstract

A desktop tomography system, based on laser-interaction with a gas puff target, which results in efficient plasma formation emitting in the soft X-ray (SXR, λ = 0.1 - 10 nm) region, was developed at IOE-WAT (Warsaw, Poland). The system, coupled with an ellipsoidal condenser and a Fresnel zone-plate and working in the “water window” spectral range (λ = 2.3 - 4.4 nm) at the quasi-monochromatic He-like nitrogen spectral line (λ=2.88nm), allows acquiring images approaching a resolution of few microns. The development of such setup offers the possibility to obtain a reconstruction of three-dimensional images in a laboratory environment, without the involvement of large “photon facilities”. Details about the system and its optimization as well as some imaged samples will be presented and discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 April 2019
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 11032, EUV and X-ray Optics: Synergy between Laboratory and Space VI, 110320N (26 April 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2527310
Show Author Affiliations
P. W. Wachulak, Military Univ. of Technology (Poland)
A. Torrisi, Nuclear Physics Institute of the CAS, v.v.i. (Czech Republic)
W. Krauze, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
A. Bartnik , Military Univ. of Technology (Poland)
J. Kostecki, Military Univ. of Technology (Poland)
M. Maisano, Messina Univ. (Italy)
H. Fiedorowicz, Military Univ. of Technology (Poland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11032:
EUV and X-ray Optics: Synergy between Laboratory and Space VI
René Hudec; Ladislav Pina, Editor(s)

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