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Nanoimaging using a compact laser plasma soft x-ray source based on a gas puff target
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Paper Abstract

New instruments and methods for nanoimaging with the use of a compact laser plasma soft X-ray source are presented. The source is based on a double-stream gas puff target irradiated with nanosecond laser pulses from a Nd:YAG laser. Three imaging instruments, operating in the soft X-ray ‘water window’ range, namely two soft X-ray transmission microscopes and a soft X-ray contact microscope, have been developed. The transmission microscopes are based on grazing incidence Wolter type or diffractive Fresnel type optics. Application of these instruments for nanoimaging of hydrated and dry biological samples is presented. A new method for X-ray nanoimaging based on optical coherence tomography (OCT) technique using broad-band soft X-ray emission from the laser plasma source is also demonstrated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 September 2019
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 11112, X-Ray Nanoimaging: Instruments and Methods IV, 111120V (9 September 2019);
Show Author Affiliations
Przemysław Wachulak, Military Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Andrzej Bartnik, Military Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Henryk Fiedorowicz, Military Univ. of Technology (Poland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11112:
X-Ray Nanoimaging: Instruments and Methods IV
Barry Lai; Andrea Somogyi, Editor(s)

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