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Progress report on compact system for point projection x-ray absorption spectroscopy and imaging of laser produced plasmas
Author(s): John Dardis; Adrian Murphy; Hugo de Luna; Eugene T. Kennedy; Aurelian Seugnet; Philip Orr; Jason Greenwood; Colm McKenna; Ciaran L. S. Lewis; John T. Costello
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Paper Abstract

X-ray point projection absorption spectroscopy (X-PPAS) is a long established and extremely useful dynamic diagnostic of hydrodynamics, ionization balance, etc. in laser produced plasmas. It has however, to date, been exclusively the preserve of large-scale laser facilities and also used to probe plasmas formed by relatively short pulse (< 1 ns) lasers. We report here the design and selective instrumental performance measures of a new table-top scale X-ray spectrometer system which forms the core of the X-PPAS system. Our design goal is to make X-PPAS a routine diagnostic and also apply it to the measurement of deep inner-shell photoabsorption by plasma atoms and ions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 June 2005
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5826, Opto-Ireland 2005: Optical Sensing and Spectroscopy, (3 June 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.605427
Show Author Affiliations
John Dardis, Dublin City Univ. (Ireland)
Adrian Murphy, Dublin City Univ. (Ireland)
Hugo de Luna, Dublin City Univ. (Ireland)
Eugene T. Kennedy, Dublin City Univ. (Ireland)
Aurelian Seugnet, Dublin City Univ. (Ireland)
Philip Orr, Queen's Univ. Belfast (United Kingdom)
Jason Greenwood, Queen's Univ. Belfast (United Kingdom)
Colm McKenna, Queen's Univ. Belfast (United Kingdom)
Ciaran L. S. Lewis, Queen's Univ. Belfast (United Kingdom)
John T. Costello, Dublin City Univ. (Ireland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5826:
Opto-Ireland 2005: Optical Sensing and Spectroscopy
Gerard D. O'Sullivan; Brian D. MacCraith; Hugh James Byrne; Enda McGlynn; Alan G. Ryder, Editor(s)

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