OSA's Digital Library

Optics Letters

Optics Letters

| RAPID, SHORT PUBLICATIONS ON THE LATEST IN OPTICAL DISCOVERIES

  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 2007
  • pp: 427–429

Ultrafast x-ray pulses emitted from a liquid mercury laser target

Christian Reich, Christopher M. Laperle, Xiaodi Li, Brian Ahr, Frank Benesch, and Christoph G. Rose-Petruck  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 4, pp. 427-429 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.32.000427


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (290 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

We report the generation of ultrashort, hard-x-ray pulses from a liquid mercury target irradiated by 5 kHz laser pulses. The new x-ray source is designed for time-resolved x-ray absorption spectroscopy as well as imaging applications. This marks the first laser-driven plasma x-ray source that continuously recycles the target material, facilitating maintenance-free operation. Theoretical calculations show mercury targets emit shorter x-ray pulses than targets of lighter elements under identical illumination and x-ray detection conditions.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(300.6560) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, x-ray
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers
(340.7440) X-ray optics : X-ray imaging
(340.7480) X-ray optics : X-rays, soft x-rays, extreme ultraviolet (EUV)
(350.5400) Other areas of optics : Plasmas

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

History
Original Manuscript: September 20, 2006
Revised Manuscript: November 7, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: November 9, 2006
Published: January 26, 2007

Citation
Christian Reich, Christopher M. Laperle, Xiaodi Li, Brian Ahr, Frank Benesch, and Christoph G. Rose-Petruck, "Ultrafast x-ray pulses emitted from a liquid mercury laser target," Opt. Lett. 32, 427-429 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-32-4-427


Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  

References

  1. A. Rousse et al., Phys. Rev. E 50, 2200 (1994). [CrossRef]
  2. J. C. Kieffer et al., Phys. Fluids B 5, 2676 (1993). [CrossRef]
  3. T. Feurer et al., Phys. Rev. E 65, 016412/1 (2002). [CrossRef]
  4. M. M. Murnane et al., Science 251, 531 (1991). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  5. G. Korn et al., Opt. Lett. 27, 866 (2002). [CrossRef]
  6. J. D. Kmetec et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 68, 1527 (1992). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  7. H. Schwoerer et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 86, 2317 (2001). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  8. P. V. Nickles et al., JETP Lett. 62, 927 (1995).
  9. G. Pretzler et al.Appl. Phys. Lett. 82, 3623 (2003). [CrossRef]
  10. C. P. Barty et al., in Ultrafast Phenomena X, J. Fujimoto, W. Zinth, P.F. Barbara, and W.H. Knox, eds. (Springer-Verlag, 1996), p. 77.
  11. N. Zhavoronkov, Y. Gritsai et al., Opt. Lett. 30, 1737 (2005). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  12. R. J. Tompkins et al., Rev. Sci. Instrum. 69, 3113 (1998). [CrossRef]
  13. Y. Jiang et al., Opt. Lett. 27, 963 (2002). [CrossRef]
  14. F. Benesch et al., Opt. Lett. 29, 1028 (2004). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  15. K. Hatanaka et al.Appl. Phys. Lett. 80, 3925 (2002). [CrossRef]
  16. E. Fill et al., Rev. Sci. Instrum. 73, 2190 (2002). [CrossRef]
  17. Y. Jiang et al., inProc. SPIE 4504, 42 (2001). [CrossRef]
  18. C. Reich et al., Laser Part. Beams 19, 147 (2001). [CrossRef]
  19. C. J. Bailat et al., Appl. Phys. Lett. 85, 4517 (2004). [CrossRef]

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.

Figures

Fig. 1 Fig. 2 Fig. 3
 

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited