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  • Vol. 30, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 2005
  • pp: 1737–1739

Microfocus Cu K_alpha source for femtosecond x-ray science

Nickolai Zhavoronkov, Yuri Gritsai, Matias Bargheer, Michael Woerner, Thomas Elsaesser, Flavio Zamponi, Ingo Uschmann, and Eckhart Förster  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 30, Issue 13, pp. 1737-1739 (2005)

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We demonstrate a subpicosecond 1 kHz femtosecond x-ray source with a well-accessible quasi-point size (10 µm diameter) providing Cu K_alpha emission with a maximum flux of 6.8×10^10 photons/s for continuous operation of 10 h. A new geometry that essentially facilitates the adjustment and diminishes the temporal jitter between the x-ray probe and the laser pump pulse is implemented for time-resolved diffraction experiments.

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OCIS Codes
(320.7160) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast technology
(340.7480) X-ray optics : X-rays, soft x-rays, extreme ultraviolet (EUV)

Nickolai Zhavoronkov, Yuri Gritsai, Matias Bargheer, Michael Woerner, Thomas Elsaesser, Flavio Zamponi, Ingo Uschmann, and Eckhart Förster, "Microfocus Cu K_alpha source for femtosecond x-ray science," Opt. Lett. 30, 1737-1739 (2005)

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