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Ray-tracing simulations of a bent crystal X-ray optics for imaging using laser–plasma X-ray sources

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  01 July 2004

L. LABATE
Affiliation:
Intense Laser Irradiation Laboratory–IPCF (CNR), Pisa, Italy Dipartimento di Fisica–Università di Bologna, Bologna, Italy
M. GALIMBERTI
Affiliation:
Intense Laser Irradiation Laboratory–IPCF (CNR), Pisa, Italy
A. GIULIETTI
Affiliation:
Intense Laser Irradiation Laboratory–IPCF (CNR), Pisa, Italy
D. GIULIETTI
Affiliation:
Intense Laser Irradiation Laboratory–IPCF (CNR), Pisa, Italy Dipartimento di Fisica–Università di Pisa, and INFM, sezione di Pisa, Italy
L.A. GIZZI
Affiliation:
Intense Laser Irradiation Laboratory–IPCF (CNR), Pisa, Italy
P. KÖSTER
Affiliation:
Intense Laser Irradiation Laboratory–IPCF (CNR), Pisa, Italy
S. LAVILLE
Affiliation:
Intense Laser Irradiation Laboratory–IPCF (CNR), Pisa, Italy
P. TOMASSINI
Affiliation:
Intense Laser Irradiation Laboratory–IPCF (CNR), Pisa, Italy

Abstract

Ray-tracing simulations of an optical X-ray system based on a spherically bent crystal operating in Bragg configuration for monochromatic projection imaging of thin samples are presented, obtained using a code developed for that purpose. The code is particularly suited for characterizing experimental arrangements routinely used with laser-produced plasma X-ray sources. In particular, the spatial resolution of the imaging system was investigated and a careful study of the complex pattern of the X-ray backlighting beam was performed.

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Research Article
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© 2004 Cambridge University Press

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