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Title: Damage threshold of platinum coating used for optics for self-seeding of soft x-ray free electron laser

We investigated the experimental damage threshold of platinum coating on a silicon substrate illuminated by soft x-ray radiation at grazing incidence angle of 2.1 deg. The coating was the same as the blazed grating used for the soft X-ray self-seeding optics of the Linac Coherent Light Source free electron laser. The irradiation condition was chosen such that the absorbed dose was similar to the maximum dose expected for the grating. The expected dose was simulated by solving the Helmholtz equation in non-homogenous media. The experiment was performed at 900 eV photon energy for both single pulse and multi-shot conditions. We have not observed single shot damage. This corresponds to a single shot damage threshold being higher than 3 J/cm2. The multiple shot damage threshold measured for 10 shots and about 600 shots was determined to be 0.95 J/cm2 and 0.75 J/cm2 respectively. The damage threshold occurred at an instantaneous dose which is higher that the melt dose of platinum.
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  1. SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States)
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Journal ID: ISSN 1094-4087; OPEXFF
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Journal Name:
Optics Express
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 23; Journal Issue: 5; Journal ID: ISSN 1094-4087
Optical Society of America (OSA)
Research Org:
SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Country of Publication:
United States
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; optics; XFEL; UV; EUV; X-ray lasers; free-electron lasers (FELs); X-rays; soft x-rays; extreme ultraviolet (EUV)
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OSTI ID: 1168440