Ultrafast, jitter-free x-ray streak camera that uses single-photon counting

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Abstract

A novel method developed to increase the temporal resolution of x-ray streak cameras is described. The method is analogous to the time-correlated single-photon-counting technique, which is commonly used in atomic physics. By use of short-pulse x-ray radiation from a laser-produced plasma, generated by an ultrafast laser, it is shown that a standard x-ray streak camera with a nominal temporal resolution of \>5ps can yield a temporal response of 1.6 ps. The readout technique also removes temporal jitter with respect to the triggering laser. Capabilities and limitations of the technology are discussed.

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  • Atom and Molecular Physics and Optics

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  • Detectors, X-rays, soft x-rays, extreme ultraviolet (EUV), Image analysis, Spectroscopy, x-ray, Ultrafast technology
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)295-297
JournalOptics Letters
Volume26
Issue number5
StatePublished - 2001
Peer-reviewedYes