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2 November 2000 Microfocus soft x-ray source generated by a compact high-power laser plasma
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A high power picosecond soft x-ray source is generated by a compact, modular, diode pumped solid state laser BriteLightTM. Three x-ray source version are constructed from laser modules with increasing power. The power of the x-ray sources is tailored to potential applications. The building block of such a modular system is a 3 Watt x-ray power source with 1.1 keV x-ray photon energy. The laser system is very compact with dimensions of 4 ft X 3 ft X 1 fit. It is composed of a laser master oscillator, pre-amplifier and one power amplifier. A four laser amplifier system was also constructed in order to generate 12 W of x-rays for application to x-ray lithography.
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I. C. Edmond Turcu, Harry Rieger, Yuli Vladimirsky, Robert K. Grygier, Michael F. Powers, Joe R. Naunguyan, S. M. Campeau, G. French, Richard Alan Forber, and Richard M. Foster "Microfocus soft x-ray source generated by a compact high-power laser plasma", Proc. SPIE 4144, Advances in Laboratory-based X-Ray Sources and Optics, (2 November 2000);


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