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Calibration Of A KrF Laser-Plasma Source For X-Ray Microscopy Application-.
Author(s): I C E Turcu; F O'Neill; U Zammit; Y Al-Hadithi; R W Eason; A M Rogayski; C P B Hills; A G Michette
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Paper Abstract

Plasma X-ray sources for biological microscopy in the water-window have been produced by focusing tige 200 3, 50 ns Sprit q KrF laser onto carbon targets at irradiance between 2.2 x 10" W/cm4 and 3.7 x 10i3W/cm. Absolute measurements of X-ray production have been made using a calibrated, vacuum X-ray diode detector. A peak conversion efficiency . 10% is measured from KrF laseri)Tight tcto wate-window X-rays at 280 eV < hv < 530 eV for a target irradiance . 1 x x 10 W/cm'. Some measurements with gold and tungsten targets give conversion efficiencies 2$25% at a similar laser irradiance.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 February 1988
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0831, X-Rays from Laser Plasmas, (4 February 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.965039
Show Author Affiliations
I C E Turcu, SERC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (England)
F O'Neill, SERC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (England)
U Zammit, SERC Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (England)
Y Al-Hadithi, Essex University (England)
R W Eason, Essex University (England)
A M Rogayski, Kings College (England)
C P B Hills, Kings College (England)
A G Michette, Kings College (England)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0831:
X-Rays from Laser Plasmas
Martin C. Richardson, Editor(s)

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