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The soft X-ray streak camera system XRSC-II developed at the Max-Planck Institut für Quantenoptik has been used for some time now in experiments aiming at the study of high density, high temperature laser produced plasmas. The combination of an imaging slit aperture and the XRSC-II has produced records of transient X-ray sources with a temporal resolution of 34ps and spatial resolution of less than 200 microns. In time-resolved spectroscopic studies, a free-standing transmission grating in front of the XRSC-II photocathode has proven to be very effective in providing time-resolved spectra with spectral resolution of 5-10 Å. A more complicated setup using an imaging slit aperture, a free-standing transmission grating and the XRSC-II has been recently deployed to obtain spatially and temporally monochromatic signals from the burnthrough of X-ray heated thin Au foils. Examples from different experiments are presented and discussed.

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Authors: TSAKIRIS G D, Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik, Garching (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: 19th International Congress on High-speed Photography and Photonics, Cambridge (GB), Sept. 16-22, 1990
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 35760 ORA
Record Number: 199011590 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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