23 October 2002 Compact high-repetition-rate femtosecond laser-driven hard x-ray source
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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 demonstrated. A comparison with available laser-plasma hard-x-ray sources is presented. Hard-x-ray fluxes exceeding 1010 photons/s (emitted in 4π) are realized at a repetition rate of 250 kHz. Numerical modeling is performed which proves that picosecond and sub-picosecond hard-x-ray pulses can be produced with this source.
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Andre Egbert, Bjoern Mader, Boris N. Chichkov, Jean-Pierre Girardeau-Montaut, "Compact high-repetition-rate femtosecond laser-driven hard x-ray source", Proc. SPIE 4781, Advances in Laboratory-Based X-Ray Sources and Optics III, (23 October 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.450405; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.450405
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