5 May 1986 Undulators as a Primary Source of Coherent X-rays
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Proceedings Volume 0582, Insertion Devices for Synchrotron Sources; (1986) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.950907
Event: International Conference on Insertion Devices for Synchrotron Sources, 1985, Stanford, United States
Abstract
Coherent x-rays have long been sought as a tool to discover microscopic details of physical and biological assemblies. Such radiation would permit biologists, chemists and physicists to probe with spatial resolutions better than 1,000 Å (perhaps 10 to 100 Å in special circumstances), and with an ability to distinguish concentrations of specific atomic elements. It has been the prevailing view that such radiation, when available, would emanate from an atomic x-ray laser. Although that is possible, we are coming to realize that to a large degree these needs will first be satisfied by coherent x-rays generated through the interaction of relativistic electron beams of very high brightness with periodic magnet structures (undulators). Within the next 2-5 years it will be possible with undulators and monochromators to generate x-rays at substantial peak and average powers, with thousands of wavelengths of longitudinal coherence, full spatial coherence, complete polarization control and broad tunability at megahertz repetition rates.
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D. T. Attwood, K.-J. Kim, K. Halbach, M. R. Howells, "Undulators as a Primary Source of Coherent X-rays", Proc. SPIE 0582, Insertion Devices for Synchrotron Sources, (5 May 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.950907; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.950907
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