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Multilayers for Next Generation X-Ray Sources

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Author(s)

Sasa Bajt, H N. Chapman, E Spiller, S Hau-Riege, J Alameda, A J. Nelson, C C. Walton, B Kjornrattanawanich, Andrew Aquila, Charles Tarrio, Steven Grantham

Abstract

Multilayers are artificially layered structures that can be used to create optics and optical elements for a broad range of x-ray wavelengths, or can be optimized for other applications. The development of next generation x-ray sources (synchrotrons and x-ray free electron lasers) requires advances in x-ray optics. Newly developed multilayer-based mirrors and optical elements enabled efficient band-pass filtering, focusing and time resolved measurements in recent FLASH (Free Electron LASer in Hamburg) experiments. These experiments are providing invaluable feedback on the response of the multilayer structures to high intensity, short pulsed x-ray sources. This information is crucial to design optics for future x-ray free electron lasers and to benchmark computer codes that simulate damage processes.
Citation
SPIE
Volume
6586

Keywords

free electron laser, multilayer, optics damage

Citation

Bajt, S. , Chapman, H. , Spiller, E. , Hau-Riege, S. , Alameda, J. , Nelson, A. , Walton, C. , Kjornrattanawanich, B. , Aquila, A. , Tarrio, C. and Grantham, S. (2007), Multilayers for Next Generation X-Ray Sources, SPIE (Accessed July 3, 2022)
Created November 30, 2007, Updated October 12, 2021