• Development of online quasimonochromatic X-ray backlighter for high energy density physics studies

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      X-ray backlighter; quasimonochromatic; crystal spectrometer.

    • Abstract


      Monochromatic X-ray backlighting has been employed with great success in various laser plasma experiments including inertial confinement fusion (ICF) research. However, implementation of a monochromatic backlighting system typically requires extremely high quality spherically bent crystals which are difficult to manufacture and are also expensive. In this paper, we present a quasimonochromatic X-ray backlighting system using flat thallium acid pthalate (TAP) crystal. The detailed characterization of the system is discussed. The X-ray backlighter spectral range is caliberated using Cu spectrum in the spectral range 7–9 Å (1.38–1.77 keV). Gold plasma produces continuous X-ray spectrum (M band) in this range. The spectral, spatial and temporal resolutions of the system measured are 30 mÅ, 50 $\mu$m and 1.5 ns respectively. The spectral width of the X-ray pulse is 2 Å ($\Delta E$ = 0.39 keV).

    • Author Affiliations


      S Chaurasia1 P Leshma1 D S Munda1

      1. High Pressure & Synchrotron Radiation Physics Division, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai 400 085, India
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  • Pramana – Journal of Physics | News

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