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Properties and applications of laser-generated x-ray sources
Author(s): Raymond F. Smith; Michael H. Key
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Paper Abstract

The rapid development of laser technology and related progress in research using lasers is shifting the boundaries where laser based sources are preferred over other light sources particularly in the XUV and x-ray spectral region. Laser based sources have exceptional capability for short pulse and high brightness and with improvements in high repetition rate pulsed operation, such sources are also becoming more interesting for their average power capability. This study presents an evaluation of the current capabilities and near term future potential of laser based light sources and summarizes, for the purpose of comparison, the characteristics and near term prospects of sources based on synchrotron radiation and free electron lasers. Conclusions are drawn on areas where the development of laser based sources is most promising and competitive in terms of applications potential.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 December 2001
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 4500, Optics for Fourth-Generation X-Ray Sources, (28 December 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.452961
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Raymond F. Smith, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Michael H. Key, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4500:
Optics for Fourth-Generation X-Ray Sources
Roman O. Tatchyn; Andreas K. Freund; Tadashi Matsushita, Editor(s)

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