Applications of soft x-ray lasers for plasma diagnostics

P. Celliers, T. W. Barbee, R. Cauble, L. B. Da Silva, J. C. Moreno, D. Ress, J. E. Trebes, A. S. Wan, F. Weber

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Recent advances in the technology of fabricating efficient multilayer coatings that can operate at normal incidences in the soft x-ray band allows the design and construction of plasma probing experiments using standard optical elements in a conventional manner similar to optical probing experiments in the visible wavelengths. Initial experiments are directed at demonstrating x-ray shadowgraphy, or radiography of plasma objects. Test images with this scheme demonstrate spatial resolutions of 1 μm in the object plane. Experiments using this technique have examined the structure of laser-accelerated as well as radiatively-heated thin foil targets.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConference Proceedings - Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting-LEOS
Number of pages2
StatePublished - 1995
EventProceedings of the 1995 8th Annual Meeting of the IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society. Part 1 (of 2) - San Francisco, CA, USA
Duration: Oct 30 1995Nov 2 1995


OtherProceedings of the 1995 8th Annual Meeting of the IEEE Lasers and Electro-Optics Society. Part 1 (of 2)
CitySan Francisco, CA, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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