We used Fresnel diffraction from knife-edges to demonstrate spatial coherence of tabletop and ultrafast X-ray sources produced by laser-plasma interaction, and show that source size is limited by the spatial spread of absorbed laser energy.
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(030.0030) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence and statistical optics
(030.1640) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence
(320.0320) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast optics
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers
D. Boschetto, A. Mordovanakis, J. Nees, B. Hou, D. Kumah, R. Clarke, G. Mourou, and A. Rousse, "Demonstration of Spatial Coherence with a Compact and Ultrafast X-ray Source," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper CFF2.
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