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Large-field high-resolution x-ray monochromatic microscope based on spherical crystals and high-repetition-rate laser-produced plasmas
Author(s): Tatiana A. Pikuz; Anatoly Ya. Faenov; Moshe Fraenkel; Arie Zigler; Francesco Flora; Sarah Bollanti; Paolo Di Lazzaro; Tommaso Letardi; Antonio Grilli; Libero Palladino; Giuseppe Tomassetti; Armando Reale; Lucia Reale; Anna Scafati; Tania Limongi; Francesca Bonfigli
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Paper Abstract

The combination of a table-top laser produced plasma X-ray source and spherically bent crystals for the soft X-ray region is used in traditional X-ray microscopy schemes. The X-ray source is well localized both spatially (approximately 20 micrometer) and temporally (1 ps - 10 ns, it depends on the used laser) and it is spectrally tunable in a relatively wide range (6 - 19 angstrom). High quality monochromatic ((delta) (lambda) /(lambda) approximately 10-5 - 10-3) images with high spatial resolution (up to approximately 4 micrometer) and in a large field of view (few mm) are presented. For many applications, these low-cost compact systems can offer a simple alternative to the larger installations which are usually used. It was demonstrated that the spherically bent crystals can be efficiently used in a wide ((Theta) equals 40 - 90 degrees) range of reflection angles, thus allowing wide wavelength selection. A very efficient concentration of monochromatic X-Ray radiation into different spot shapes (line, circle spot, etc) is demonstrated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 November 1999
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 3767, EUV, X-Ray, and Neutron Optics and Sources, (23 November 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.371143
Show Author Affiliations
Tatiana A. Pikuz, VNIIFTRI (Russia)
Anatoly Ya. Faenov, VNIIFTRI (Russia)
Moshe Fraenkel, Hebrew Univ. of Jerusalem (Israel)
Arie Zigler, Hebrew Univ. of Jerusalem (Israel)
Francesco Flora, ENEA Frascati (Italy)
Sarah Bollanti, ENEA Frascati (Italy)
Paolo Di Lazzaro, ENEA Frascati (Italy)
Tommaso Letardi, ENEA Frascati (Italy)
Antonio Grilli, INFN Frascati (Italy)
Libero Palladino, INFM/Univ. degli Studi dell'Aquila and LNGS-INFN (Italy)
Giuseppe Tomassetti, INFM/Univ. degli Studi dell'Aquila and LNGS-INFN (Italy)
Armando Reale, INFM/Univ. degli Studi dell'Aquila and LNGS-INFN (Italy)
Lucia Reale, INFM/Univ. degli Studi dell'Aquila and LNGS-INFN (Italy)
Anna Scafati, INFM/Univ. degli Studi dell'Aquila and LNGS-INFN (Italy)
Tania Limongi, INFM/Univ. degli Studi dell'Aquila and LNGS-INFN (Italy)
Francesca Bonfigli, EL.EN. SpA (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3767:
EUV, X-Ray, and Neutron Optics and Sources
Carolyn A. MacDonald; Kenneth A. Goldberg; Juan R. Maldonado; Huaiyu Heather Chen-Mayer; Stephen P. Vernon, Editor(s)

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