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Applied Physics B

, 124:193 | Cite as

Spectral dynamics of soft X-ray emission in dual-laser-produced medium-Z plasma

  • Hayato Ohashi
  • Hiroyuki Hara
  • Goki Arai
  • Tadashi Hatano
  • Takeo Ejima
  • Chihiro Suzuki
  • Shinichi Namba
  • Akira Sasaki
  • Masaharu Nishikino
  • Gerry O’Sullivan
  • Takeshi Higashiguchi
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Abstract

Laser-produced medium element plasma sources are being considered as strong candidates for in vivo photographic imaging of biological samples in laboratory-scale water-window soft X-ray microscopes. We explored spectral changes in the emission from dual-laser-produced zirconium (Zr) plasmas in the water-window soft X-ray spectral region. The emission was enhanced at a delay time of 5 ns between the pre- and main-laser pulses and found to possess a source size of \(38\,\upmu \hbox {m }\times 68\,\upmu \hbox {m}\) very similar to that obtained without any pre-pulse. We also investigated the decrease in emission observed at longer delay times, in the context of the collisional-radiative (CR) model-calculated absorption coefficient.

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Acknowledgements

This work was supported by JSPS (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science) KAKENHI, Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B) Grant no. JP15H03570, Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (B) Grant no. JP15K17728, Grant-in-Aid for JSPS Research Fellow Grant no. 17J08957, and the JSPS Bilateral Joint Research Project. This work was also performed under the Cooperative Research Program of “Network Joint Research Center for Materials and Devices” (under contract subject “20183037”). Measurements of the grating efficiency and the response of the X-ray CCD camera were performed with the approval of the Photon Factory Program Advisory Committee (proposal no. 2015G667). The UCD group was supported by the Science Foundation Ireland International Co-operation Strategic Award 13/ISCA/2846.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hayato Ohashi
    • 1
  • Hiroyuki Hara
    • 2
  • Goki Arai
    • 2
  • Tadashi Hatano
    • 3
  • Takeo Ejima
    • 3
  • Chihiro Suzuki
    • 4
  • Shinichi Namba
    • 5
  • Akira Sasaki
    • 6
  • Masaharu Nishikino
    • 6
  • Gerry O’Sullivan
    • 7
  • Takeshi Higashiguchi
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Liberal Arts and SciencesUniversity of ToyamaToyamaJapan
  2. 2.Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Faculty of EngineeringUtsunomiya UniversityUtsunomiyaJapan
  3. 3.Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Advanced MaterialsTohoku UniversitySendaiJapan
  4. 4.National Institute for Fusion Science (NIFS)National Institutes of Natural Science (NINS)TokiJapan
  5. 5.Graduate School of EngineeringHiroshima UniversityHigashihiroshimaJapan
  6. 6.Kansai Photon Science InstituteNational Institutes for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology (QST)KizugawaJapan
  7. 7.School of PhysicsUniversity College DublinDublin 4Ireland

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