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High-repetition-rate compact ultrashort x-ray source and applications
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Paper Abstract

Recent progress in the development of a compact, high-repetition rate, ultrashort-pulse laser-driven hard-x-ray source based on the combination of a femtosecond laser system with an x-ray diode is reported. The x-ray source is characterized in terms of spectral and spatial properties. Hard-x-ray fluxes exceeding 2x1010 photons/s (emitted in 4π sr) are realized at a repetition rate of 250 kHz. A comparison with available laser-plasma hard-x-ray sources is presented. Numerical modeling is performed which proves that picosecond and sub-picosecond hard-x-ray pulses can be produced with this source. Further prospects and possible applications of the femtosecond laser-driven x-ray diode are outlined.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 June 2003
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4978, Commercial and Biomedical Applications of Ultrafast Lasers III, (19 June 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.473188
Show Author Affiliations
Andre Egbert, Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (Germany)
Boris N. Chichkov, Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4978:
Commercial and Biomedical Applications of Ultrafast Lasers III
Joseph Neev; Andreas Ostendorf; Christopher B. Schaffer, Editor(s)

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