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Femtosecond x-ray diffraction: experiments and limits
Author(s): Justin S. Wark; A. M. Allen; P. C. Ansbro; Philip H. Bucksbaum; Zenghu Chang; Mark F. DeCamp; Roger W. Falcone; Philip A. Heimann; S. L. Johnson; Inuk Kang; Henry C. Kapteyn; Jorgen Larsson; Richard W. Lee; Aaron Lindenberg; Roberto D. Merlin; Thomas Missalla; G. Naylor; Howard A. Padmore; David A. Reis; K. Scheidt; Anders Sjoegren; P. C. Sondhauss; Michael Wulff
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Paper Abstract

Although the realisation of femtosecond X-ray free electron laser (FEL) X-ray pulses is still some time away, X-ray diffraction experiments within the sub-picosecond domain are already being performed using both synchrotron and laser- plasma based X-ray sources. Within this paper we summarise the current status of some of these experiments which, to date, have mainly concentrated on observing non-thermal melt and coherent phonons in laser-irradiated semiconductors. Furthermore, with the advent of FEL sources, X-ray pulse lengths may soon be sufficiently short that the finite response time of monochromators may themselves place fundamental limits on achievable temporal resolution. A brief review of time-dependent X-ray diffraction relevant to such effects is presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 January 2001
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4143, X-Ray FEL Optics and Instrumentation, (25 January 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.413690
Show Author Affiliations
Justin S. Wark, Univ. of Oxford (United Kingdom)
A. M. Allen, Univ. of Oxford (United Kingdom)
P. C. Ansbro, Univ. of Oxford (United Kingdom)
Philip H. Bucksbaum, Univ. of Michigan (United States)
Zenghu Chang, Univ. of Michigan (United States)
Mark F. DeCamp, Univ. of Michigan (United States)
Roger W. Falcone, Univ. of California/Berkeley (United States)
Philip A. Heimann, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (United States)
S. L. Johnson, Univ. of California/Berkeley (United States)
Inuk Kang, Univ. of California/Berkeley (United States)
Henry C. Kapteyn, Univ. of Michigan (United States)
Jorgen Larsson, Lund Institute of Technology (Sweden)
Richard W. Lee, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Aaron Lindenberg, Univ. of California/Berkeley (United States)
Roberto D. Merlin, Univ. of Michigan (United States)
Thomas Missalla, Lund Institute of Technology (United States)
G. Naylor, European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (France)
Howard A. Padmore, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (United States)
David A. Reis, Univ. of Michigan (United States)
K. Scheidt, European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (France)
Anders Sjoegren, Lund Institute of Technology (Sweden)
P. C. Sondhauss, Univ. of Oxford (United Kingdom)
Michael Wulff, European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4143:
X-Ray FEL Optics and Instrumentation
Dennis M. Mills; Horst Schulte-Schrepping; John R. Arthur, Editor(s)

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