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Photon Energy Limits of Bright High Harmonic X-Ray Generation

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[Technical Report, Final Report]

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University of Colorado - Boulder

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The goal of this research effort is to explore the fundamental quantum physics and phase matching limits of high harmonic generation HHG in the multi-keV spectral region. The understanding developed as a result of this work will make it possible to identify the best path forward for future experiments in generating bright coherent hard X-ray beams in the 10 keV range and greater using a tabletop-scale apparatus. This capability promises revolutionary advances in remote sensing through use of well-directed, penetrating hard X-ray radiation with extremely low beam divergence, and also in dynamic imaging of function in thick samples at the spatio-temporal resolution extreme for current and next-generation nanotechnology and medical imaging.

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  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment
  • Lasers and Masers
  • Nuclear Physics and Elementary Particle Physics

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[A, Approved For Public Release]