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  • Vol. 20, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 1995
  • pp: 1056–1058

Time-gated imaging with an ultrashort-pulse, laser-produced-plasma x-ray source

C. L. Gordon, III, G. Y. Yin, B. E. Lemoff, Perry M. Bell, and C. P. J. Barty  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 20, Issue 9, pp. 1056-1058 (1995)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.20.001056


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Abstract

We demonstrate a contrast improvement of nearly a factor of 5 in a phantom medical x-ray image, using time-gated detection. This improvement is accomplished by temporal discrimination against scattered x-ray flux and may permit a significant reduction in patient x-ray exposure. A multiterawatt ultrashort-pulse laser-produced-plasma x-ray source (<1 ps) and a time-gated microchannel plate detector (~100 ps) are used.

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History
Original Manuscript: December 7, 1994
Published: May 1, 1995

Citation
C. L. Gordon, G. Y. Yin, B. E. Lemoff, Perry M. Bell, and C. P. J. Barty, "Time-gated imaging with an ultrashort-pulse, laser-produced-plasma x-ray source," Opt. Lett. 20, 1056-1058 (1995)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-20-9-1056


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