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A coherent source of narrowband tunable soft x-ray radiation

Objective



A Coherent Source of Narrowband Tunable Soft X-Ray Radiation The aim of this research project is to develop and provide a laser source of tunable coherent soft X-ray radiation in the wavelength range 25-60nm. This source overcomes the well known drawbacks of synchrotrons and fs-lasers, producing sub-ns pulses of both high spectral energy density and narrow spectral bandwidth instead.
Key feature of the scheme presented is a temporal compression of high energy ns-pulses resulting in sub-ns pulses suited to achieve efficient frequency up-conversion via generation of multiple harmonics in rare gas. Applications of this tunable soft X-ray source are found in various research fields of strong present-day interest in physics, chemistry and biology, in which a narrow bandwidth of the X-ray radiation is mostly important.

Funding Scheme

RGI - Research grants (individual fellowships)

Coordinator

VRIJE UNIVERSITEIT AMSTERDAM - VERENIGING VOOR CHRISTELIJK WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERWIJS
Address
1081,De Boelelaan 1081
1081 HV Amsterdam
Netherlands

Participants (1)

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Germany