Development and optimization of a “water window” microscope based on a gas-puff target laser-produced plasma source
Dept. of Medical Physics & Biomedical Engineering, University College London, Malet Place, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT
2 Institute of Optoelectronics, Military University of Technology, Kaliskiego 2 Str., 00-908 Warsaw
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Published online: 9 January 2018
A laser-plasma double stream gas-puff target source coupled with Fresnel zone plate (FZP) optics, operating at He-like nitrogen spectral line λ=2.88nm, is capable of acquire complementary information in respect to optical and electron microscopy, allowing to obtain high resolution imaging, compared to the traditional visible light microscopes, with an exposition time of a few seconds. The compact size and versatility of the microscope offers the possibility to perform imaging experiments in the university laboratories, previously restricted to large-scale photon facilities. Source and microscope optimization, and examples of applications will be presented and discussed.
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