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Keywords:

  • Laser-produced plasma;
  • clusters;
  • X-Ray radiation;
  • radiography;
  • femtosecond lasers

Abstract

A short review of our experimental studies on generation of photon and particle beams in submicron clusters irradiated by intense, high-contrast (∼ 108–1010) femtosecond laser pulses is presented. It is shown that highlyefficient laser-cluster interaction allows creating bright sources of X-ray, high-energy electron and ion beams. The examples of applications of femtosecond-laser-produced cluster plasmas (FLPCP) for X-ray and ion beams radiography are presented. (© 2013 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim)