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Publication Citation: High contract femtosecond laser-driven intense hard X-ray source for imaging application

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Author(s): Lawrence T. Hudson; L.M Chen; W.M. Wang; M. Kando; F Liu; X.X. Lin; J.L Ma; Y.T. Li; S.V. Bulanvo; T. Tajima; Y. Kato; Z.M. Sheng; J Zhang;
Title: High contract femtosecond laser-driven intense hard X-ray source for imaging application
Published: November 18, 2009
Abstract: In this report we address the current situation of laser-driven hard X-ray sources for imaging applications,especially the saturation of X-ray conversion efficiency and the serious impact upon imaging quality.By employing high contrast laser pulses,the conversion efficiency to X-rays from solid foil targets is improved and the structure of the spectrum can be optimized with respect to imaging applications.In addition,bright ArK-shell X-rays with very little continuum background have been generated by irradiating,with an ultra-high contrast laser,a target of Ar gas clusters created by a gas jet. These improvements show great potential for single-shot ultra fast X-ray imaging.
Citation: Nuclear Instruments & Methods in Physics Research
Volume: 619
Issue: 3
Pages: pp. 128 - 132
Keywords: laser-driven X-ray source
Research Areas: Radiation Physics
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