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X-Ray Optics For Plasma Point Sources
Author(s): N. N. Zorev
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Paper Abstract

Development of high-quality X-ray lenses, grazing and normal incidence mirrors, during the last decade, gives hope that soon it would be possible to control soft X-ray, as is made now for more longwave radiation. Although X-ray optics is making now only its first steps on the way which had already been passed by the visible optics, it gives many unique possibilities for different branches of science and technology. A synchrotron is the most powerful source of soft X-ray radiation, but plasma point sources (micropinch, laser produced plasma etc.) are significantly cheaper and more suitable for wide laboratory applications. Besides, some of these sources appear to be interesting objects for investigation. Therefore, X-ray optical devices for point sources may be divided into three types: (1) devices for a special utilization of soft X-ray radiation of the sources, (2) concentrators which may be used for different purposes, (3) devices for plasma diagnostics of the sources. An additional class of devices is used in facilities for testing and calibration of X-ray optical elements. Some examples of X-ray optical devices belonging to these types will be considered in this paper. One of the schemes for measuring of spherical mirror reflectivity using X-ray radiation of laser produced plasma is presented in Fig. 1.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 November 1989
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1140, X-Ray Instrumentation in Medicine and Biology, Plasma Physics, Astrophysics, and Synchrotron Radiation, (27 November 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.961826
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N. N. Zorev, P.N.Lebedev Physical Institute (Russian Federation)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1140:
X-Ray Instrumentation in Medicine and Biology, Plasma Physics, Astrophysics, and Synchrotron Radiation

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