High-resolution imaging of a soft-X-ray laser beam by color centers excitation in lithium fluoride crystals

G. Tomassetti, A. Ritucci, A. Reale, L. Palladino, L. Reale, L. Arrizza, G. Baldacchini, F. Bonfigli, F. Flora, L. Mezi, R. M. Montereali, S. Kukhlevsky, A. Faenov, T. Pikuz, J. Kaiser

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Abstract

Stable color center production in lithium fluoride crystals has been applied to single-shot high-spatial-resolution imaging of a 2 ns long, 46.9 nm capillary discharge soft-X-ray laser pulse. Images of the unfocused beam and of the beam focused by a multi-layer mirror were recorded. The LiF crystal sensitivity was sufficient to impress high-contrast photo-luminescent patterns with single-pulse irradiation on an area up to 40 mm2. Interference fringes due to the soft-X-ray laser coherence were observed. The results demonstrate the potential of LiF crystals and films as a sub-micrometer resolution two-dimensional imaging tool for single-shot soft-X-ray laser applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)681-686
Number of pages6
JournalEPL
Volume63
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2003

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Tomassetti, G., Ritucci, A., Reale, A., Palladino, L., Reale, L., Arrizza, L., ... Kaiser, J. (2003). High-resolution imaging of a soft-X-ray laser beam by color centers excitation in lithium fluoride crystals. EPL, 63(5), 681-686. https://doi.org/10.1209/epl/i2003-00588-3

High-resolution imaging of a soft-X-ray laser beam by color centers excitation in lithium fluoride crystals. / Tomassetti, G.; Ritucci, A.; Reale, A.; Palladino, L.; Reale, L.; Arrizza, L.; Baldacchini, G.; Bonfigli, F.; Flora, F.; Mezi, L.; Montereali, R. M.; Kukhlevsky, S.; Faenov, A.; Pikuz, T.; Kaiser, J.

In: EPL, Vol. 63, No. 5, 09.2003, p. 681-686.

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Tomassetti, G, Ritucci, A, Reale, A, Palladino, L, Reale, L, Arrizza, L, Baldacchini, G, Bonfigli, F, Flora, F, Mezi, L, Montereali, RM, Kukhlevsky, S, Faenov, A, Pikuz, T & Kaiser, J 2003, 'High-resolution imaging of a soft-X-ray laser beam by color centers excitation in lithium fluoride crystals', EPL, vol. 63, no. 5, pp. 681-686. https://doi.org/10.1209/epl/i2003-00588-3
Tomassetti G, Ritucci A, Reale A, Palladino L, Reale L, Arrizza L et al. High-resolution imaging of a soft-X-ray laser beam by color centers excitation in lithium fluoride crystals. EPL. 2003 Sep;63(5):681-686. https://doi.org/10.1209/epl/i2003-00588-3
Tomassetti, G. ; Ritucci, A. ; Reale, A. ; Palladino, L. ; Reale, L. ; Arrizza, L. ; Baldacchini, G. ; Bonfigli, F. ; Flora, F. ; Mezi, L. ; Montereali, R. M. ; Kukhlevsky, S. ; Faenov, A. ; Pikuz, T. ; Kaiser, J. / High-resolution imaging of a soft-X-ray laser beam by color centers excitation in lithium fluoride crystals. In: EPL. 2003 ; Vol. 63, No. 5. pp. 681-686.
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