High harmonic generation in a gas filled capillary provides a high spatial coherence, collimated, soft x-ray source. We present simple diffraction measurements and theoretical simulations that demonstrate this coherence.
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M. Praeger, A. M. de Paula, S. L. Stebbings, C. A. Froud, E. T. Rogers, W. S. Brocklesby, J. J. Baumberg, D. C. Hanna, and J. G. Frey, "Microscale Diffraction Measurements with a High Harmonic Soft 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 JWB32.
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