Large-field high resolution X-ray monochromatic microscope, based on spherical crystal and high-repetition-rate laser-produced plasmas

T. A. Pikuz*, A. Ya Faenov, M. Fraenkel, A. Zigler, F. Flora, S. Bollanti, P. Di Lazzaro, T. Letardi, A. Grilli, L. Palladino, G. Tomassetti, A. Reale, L. Reale, A. Scafati, T. Limongi, F. Bonfigli

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

10 Scopus citations

Abstract

The combination of a table-top laser produced plasma X-ray source and spherically bent crystals for the soft X-ray region is used in traditional X-ray microscopy schemes. The X-ray source is well localized both spatially (approximately 20 μm) and temporally (1 ps-10 ns, it depends on the used laser) and it is spectrally tunable in a relatively wide range (6-19 angstroms). High quality monochromatic (δλ/λ to approximately 10-5-10-3) images with high spatial resolution (up to approximately 4 μm) and in a large field of view (few mm) are presented. For many applications, these low-cost compact systems can offer a simple alternative to the larger installations which are usually used. It was demonstrated that the spherically bent crystals can be efficiently used in a wide (θ = 40-90°) range of reflection angles, thus allowing a wide wavelength selection. A very efficient concentration of monochromatic X-Ray radiation into different spot shapes (line, circle spot, etc) is demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)67-78
Number of pages12
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume3767
StatePublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Large-field high resolution X-ray monochromatic microscope, based on spherical crystal and high-repetition-rate laser-produced plasmas'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this