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Title: Two-color monochromatic x-ray imaging with a single short-pulse laser

Abstract

Here, simultaneous monochromatic crystal imaging at 4.5 and 8.0 keV with x-rays produced by a single short-pulse laser is presented. A layered target consisting of thin foils of titanium and copper glued together is irradiated by the 50 TW Leopard short-pulse laser housed at the Nevada Terawatt Facility. Laser-accelerated MeV fast electrons transmitting through the target induce Kα fluorescence from both foils. Two energy-selective curved crystals in the imaging diagnostic form separate monochromatic images on a single imaging detector. The experiment demonstrates simultaneous two-color monochromatic imaging of the foils on a single detector as well as Kα x-ray production at two different photon energies with a single laser beam. Lastly, application of the diagnostic technique to x-ray radiography of a high density plasma is also presented.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1];  [1]; ORCiD logo [2];  [2];  [2];  [2];  [3]
  1. Univ. of Nevada, Reno, NV (United States). Department of Physics
  2. Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
  3. Ecole Polytechnique, CNRS (France)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
OSTI Identifier:
1458668
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1363707
Report Number(s):
LLNL-JRNL-718761
Journal ID: ISSN 0034-6748; 862345; TRN: US1901498
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC52-07NA27344; FG02-05ER54834; NA0002075
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Review of Scientific Instruments
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 88; Journal Issue: 6; Journal ID: ISSN 0034-6748
Publisher:
American Institute of Physics (AIP)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY

Citation Formats

Sawada, H., Daykin, T., McLean, H. S., Chen, H., Patel, P. K., Ping, Y., and Perez, F. Two-color monochromatic x-ray imaging with a single short-pulse laser. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1063/1.4985729.
Sawada, H., Daykin, T., McLean, H. S., Chen, H., Patel, P. K., Ping, Y., & Perez, F. Two-color monochromatic x-ray imaging with a single short-pulse laser. United States. doi:10.1063/1.4985729.
Sawada, H., Daykin, T., McLean, H. S., Chen, H., Patel, P. K., Ping, Y., and Perez, F. Tue . "Two-color monochromatic x-ray imaging with a single short-pulse laser". United States. doi:10.1063/1.4985729. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1458668.
@article{osti_1458668,
title = {Two-color monochromatic x-ray imaging with a single short-pulse laser},
author = {Sawada, H. and Daykin, T. and McLean, H. S. and Chen, H. and Patel, P. K. and Ping, Y. and Perez, F.},
abstractNote = {Here, simultaneous monochromatic crystal imaging at 4.5 and 8.0 keV with x-rays produced by a single short-pulse laser is presented. A layered target consisting of thin foils of titanium and copper glued together is irradiated by the 50 TW Leopard short-pulse laser housed at the Nevada Terawatt Facility. Laser-accelerated MeV fast electrons transmitting through the target induce Kα fluorescence from both foils. Two energy-selective curved crystals in the imaging diagnostic form separate monochromatic images on a single imaging detector. The experiment demonstrates simultaneous two-color monochromatic imaging of the foils on a single detector as well as Kα x-ray production at two different photon energies with a single laser beam. Lastly, application of the diagnostic technique to x-ray radiography of a high density plasma is also presented.},
doi = {10.1063/1.4985729},
journal = {Review of Scientific Instruments},
number = 6,
volume = 88,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {6}
}

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Figure 1 Figure 1: A schematic of two-color monochromatic x-ray imaging with two spherically curved crystals on the Leopard laser experiment (not to scale)

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