Ultrashort X-ray source driven by femtosecond laser pulses
Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. - Hollerithallee 8, D-30419 Hannover, Germany
Accepted: 20 July 2001
A new "indirect" laser-driven ultrashort hard-X-ray source based on the combination of a high-repetition rate femtosecond laser system with a conventional X-ray tube is demonstrated. This hard-X-ray source promises an outstanding performance in terms of average X-ray power, simplicity and handling as compared to "direct" X-ray sources based on high-power laser-produced plasmas.
PACS: 52.59.Px – Hard X-ray sources / 07.85.Fv – X- and gamma-ray sources, mirrors, gratings, and detectors / 42.65.Re – Ultrafast processes, optical pulse generation and pulse compression
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