Applied Physics B

, Volume 47, Issue 4, pp 361–366 | Cite as

X-ray production by irradiation of solid targets with sub-picosecond excimer laser pulses

  • G. Kühnle
  • F. P. Schäfer
  • S. Szatmári
  • G. D. Tsakiris
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A table-top excimer laser system generating sub-ps pulses was used to irradiate solid targets at intensities of up to 4×1015 W/cm2. Soft X-ray spectra of various materials were measured. The X-ray conversion efficiencies were between 1–5%. Streak camera measurements showed instrument-limited X-ray pulse duration of a few ps.




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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Kühnle
    • 1
  • F. P. Schäfer
    • 1
  • S. Szatmári
    • 1
  • G. D. Tsakiris
    • 2
  1. 1.Abteilung LaserphysikMax-Planck-Institut für biophysikalische ChemieGöttingenFed. Rep. Germany
  2. 2.Max-Planck-Institut für QuantenoptikGarchingFed. Rep. Germany

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