Progress in X-ray imaging and spectroscopy of ultraintense laser matter interactions
Authors: Gizzi LA., Koester P., Labate L., Levato T.
Autors Affiliation: INO CNR Sez Pisa, ILIL, I-56124 Pisa, Italy; Ist Nazl Fis Nucl, Sez Pisa, Pisa, Italy; Ist Nazl Fis Nucl, LNF, FLAME, Frascati, Italy
Abstract: Energetics of ultraintense laser-matter interactions are strongly characterized by production of large currents of high energy electrons. We describe recent progress in diagnostics of such electrons and related processes. We use an Energy Encoded Pin-Hole Camera, a novel X-ray imaging technique based on single photon detection to investigate generation and transport of such high energy electrons following the interaction of femtosecond laser pulses with solids at intensities exceeding 5 x 10(19)W/cm(2). The imaging system was configured to work in a single-photon detection regime to identify the energy of the X-ray photons and to discriminate among different X-ray emission processes. (C) 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Journal/Review: NUCLEAR INSTRUMENTS & METHODS IN PHYSICS RESEARCH SECTION A-ACCELERATORS SPECTROMETERS DETECTORS AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT
Volume: 623 (2) Pages from: 836 to: 841
More Information: Proceedings Paper: 1st International Conference on Frontiers in Diagnostic Technologies, Frascati, ITALY, NOV 25-29, 2009KeyWords: Ultra-intense laser-matter interactions; X-ray spectroscopy; X-ray imaging; Fast electron transport; Single photon detectionDOI: 10.1016/j.nima.2010.04.145Citations: 1data from “WEB OF SCIENCE” (of Thomson Reuters) are update at: 2020-02-23References taken from IsiWeb of Knowledge: (subscribers only)Connecting to view paper tab on IsiWeb: Click hereConnecting to view citations from IsiWeb: Click here