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Efficient multi-keV X-ray generation from a high-Z target irradiated with a clean ultra-short laser pulse

Zhang, Z.*; Nishikino, Masaharu; Nishimura, Hiroaki*; Kawachi, Tetsuya; Pirozhkov, A. S.; Sagisaka, Akito; Orimo, Satoshi; Ogura, Koichi; Yogo, Akifumi; Okano, Yasuaki*; Oshima, Shinsuke*; Sunahara, Atsushi*; Fujioka, Shinsuke*; Kiriyama, Hiromitsu; Kondo, Kiminori; Shimomura, Takuya; Kanazawa, Shuhei

$$Kalpha$$ line emission from Mo and Ag plate were experimentally studied by using ultra-high intensity, clean femtosecond laser pulses. Absolutely yield of $$Kalpha$$ X-rays at 17 keV from Mo and 22 keV from Ag were measured as a function of the laser pulse contrast ratio and irradiation intensity. Significant enhancement of $$Kalpha$$ yields were obtained for both Mo and Ag with higher contrast ratios and high irradiance. The conversion efficiencies of 4.28 $$times$$ 10$$^{-5}$$ /sr for Mo and 4.84 $$times$$ 10$$^{-5}$$ /sr for Ag, the highest values ever obtained, have been demonstarted with the contrast ratio of 10$$^{-10}$$ to 10$$^{-11}$$.

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