Photon Energy Limits of Bright High Harmonic X-Ray Generation
[Technical Report, Final Report]
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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- Lasers and Masers
- Nuclear Physics and Elementary Particle Physics