High-resolution spatial characterization of laser produced plasmas at soft x-ray wavelengths
2004 (English)In: Applied physics. B, Lasers and optics (Print), ISSN 0946-2171, E-ISSN 1432-0649, Vol. 78, no 1, 53-58 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
In this article, we describe the setup and application of a system for the spatial characterization of laser-produced plasma x-ray sources. While pinhole cameras are normally used for this purpose, we employed a zone plate to act as the x-ray lens. Together with an x-ray CCD camera as the detector, a spatial resolution of up to 2 mum was achieved. Due to the wavelength-dependent focal length of a zone plate, the monochromaticity of the image was better than lambda/Deltalambda=150, and the large aperture of the zone plate allowed single-laser-shot images to be collected. Methanol and ethanol were used as liquid-jet target systems. Two different Nd:YAG lasers with pulse durations of 3 ns and 10 ns produced the plasmas. Our measurements concentrated on the line emission of carbon in the soft x-ray spectral range, namely, the hydrogen-like alpha-line at 3.37 nm and the helium-like alpha-line at 4.03 nm. We investigated the influence of different nozzle sizes, laser energies, and pulse durations on the source size of the plasma. Depending on the experimental conditions, plasma diameters of 17-60 mum were measured.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2004. Vol. 78, no 1, 53-58 p.
Ethanol; Image quality; Lenses; Light emission; Light sources; Methanol; Neodymium lasers; Nozzles; X rays; High resolution spatial characterization; Liquid jet target systems; Plasma diameters; Soft x ray wavelengths; Laser produced plasmas
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-6200DOI: 10.1007/s00340-003-1338-9ISI: 000187014400011ScopusID: 2-s2.0-0742321216OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-6200DiVA: diva2:10844
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