Journal of the Korean Physical Society

, Volume 70, Issue 10, pp 905–911 | Cite as

Optimization of a laser plasma x-ray source for ultrafast x-ray absorption spectroscopy

  • Mazhar Iqbal
  • Muhammad Ijaz
  • Do Young Noh
  • Karol A. Janulewicz
  • Holger Stiel
  • Peter V. Nickles


We present optimization of laser plasma x-ray experimental conditions for ultrafast x-ray absorption spectroscopy measurements on broad range of transition metal oxides. First, the x-ray flux generated from a laser plasma source was optimized with an emphasis on the Bremsstrahlung by investigating the influence of the angle of the incidence of laser beam on a Cu tape target. The x-ray flux emitted in both the front and transmitted side of the target was found to be optimal at the incident angle of 15 ~ 25 degrees. Moreover the manipulation of the Bremsstrahlung peak energy by the laser focus distribution was discussed. In addition to the source optimization, we present a scheme to find the time-delay zero position in a pump-probe experiment together with a normalization scheme for x-ray source fluctuations. As a feasibility check, we present the transmitted spectra of two materials, Ni and NiO.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mazhar Iqbal
    • 1
  • Muhammad Ijaz
    • 1
  • Do Young Noh
    • 1
  • Karol A. Janulewicz
    • 2
  • Holger Stiel
    • 3
  • Peter V. Nickles
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Physics and Photon ScienceGwangju Institute of Science and TechnologyGwangjuKorea
  2. 2.Military Institute of TechnologyWarsawPoland
  3. 3.Max Born InstituteBerlinGermany

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