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Development and first applications of an imaging microscope using the Vulcan x-ray laser
Author(s): Ronald E. Burge; Michael T. Browne; Pambos S. Charalambous; Gary E. Slark; Paul Smith
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Paper Abstract

An imaging microscope, comprising a Schwarzschild condenser and zone plate optical arrangement, has been established on the Vulcan Nd-glass laser system at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (RAL). Images of simple test structures have been taken in x-ray transmission using doublet x-ray laser radiation at 23.2 nm and 23.6 nm from collisionally pumped Ne-like germanium. Image resolutions of about 0.15 micrometers have been measured. The results are intended as a proof of principle and demonstrate both that images can be taken successfully using the Vulcan x-ray laser, and of specimen regions which are destroyed on passage of the x-ray beam.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 January 1993
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1741, Soft X-Ray Microscopy, (13 January 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.138743
Show Author Affiliations
Ronald E. Burge, King's College London (United Kingdom)
Michael T. Browne, King's College London (United Kingdom)
Pambos S. Charalambous, King's College London (United Kingdom)
Gary E. Slark, King's College London (United Kingdom)
Paul Smith, King's College London (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1741:
Soft X-Ray Microscopy
Chris J. Jacobsen; James E. Trebes, Editor(s)

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