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Compact ultrashort-pulse laser-driven hard-x-ray tube
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Paper Abstract

A compact indirect laser-driven ultrashort electron and hard-x-ray source based on the combination of a high-repetition rate femtosecond laser system with a conventional x-ray tube is demonstrated. The influence of laser parameters on thermionic electron emission and on the hard-x-ray generation efficiency is studied. This source has an outstanding performance in terms of average power, simplicity, handling, and applicability as compared to the sources based on high-power laser-produced plasmas.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 December 2001
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4502, Advances in Laboratory-based X-Ray Sources and Optics II, (6 December 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.449867
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Andre Egbert, Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (Germany)
Boris N. Chichkov, Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (Germany)
Carsten Fallnich, Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4502:
Advances in Laboratory-based X-Ray Sources and Optics II
Ali M. Khounsary; Carolyn A. MacDonald, Editor(s)

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