Chapter 9. X-ray Generation from Optical Transparent Materials by Focusing Ultrashort Laser Pulses

  1. Hiroaki Misawa and
  2. Saulius Juodkazis
  1. Koji Hatanaka and
  2. Hiroshi Fukumura

Published Online: 29 JUN 2006

DOI: 10.1002/352760846X.ch9

3D Laser Microfabrication: Principles and Applications

3D Laser Microfabrication: Principles and Applications

How to Cite

Hatanaka, K. and Fukumura, H. (2006) X-ray Generation from Optical Transparent Materials by Focusing Ultrashort Laser Pulses, in 3D Laser Microfabrication: Principles and Applications (eds H. Misawa and S. Juodkazis), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/352760846X.ch9

Editor Information

  1. Research Institute for Electronic Science, Hokkaido University, North 21 – West 10, CRIS Bldg., Sapporo 001-0021, Japan

Author Information

  1. Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science, Tohoku University, Sendai 980-8578, Japan

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 29 JUN 2006
  2. Published Print: 6 JUN 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527310555

Online ISBN: 9783527608461

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Keywords:

  • X-ray generation;
  • high-energy photon emission;
  • extreme ultraviolet light;
  • X-ray;
  • characteristic X-ray intensity;
  • hard X-ray emission from transparent materials;
  • X-ray imaging

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Laser-induced High-energy Photon Emission from Transparent Materials

    • Emission of Extreme Ultraviolet Light and Soft X-ray

    • Fundamental Mechanisms Leading to High-energy Photon Emission

    • Characteristic X-ray Intensity as a Function of Atomic Number

  • Characteristics of Hard X-ray Emission from Transparent Materials

    • Experimental Setups for Laser-induced Hard X-ray Emission

    • Effects of Air Plasma and Sample Self-absorption

    • Multi-photon Absorption and Effects of the Addition of Electrolytes

    • Multi-shot Effects on Solid Materials

    • Pre-pulse Irradiation Effects on Aqueous Solutions

  • Possible Applications

    • X-ray Imaging

    • Elemental Analysis by X-ray Emission Spectroscopy

    • Ultra-fast X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy

  • Summary