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A new streaked soft x-ray imager for the National Ignition Facility.

  • Author(s): Benstead, J
  • Moore, AS
  • Ahmed, MF
  • Morton, J
  • Guymer, TM
  • Soufli, R
  • Pardini, T
  • Hibbard, RL
  • Bailey, CG
  • Bell, PM
  • Hau-Riege, S
  • Bedzyk, M
  • Shoup, MJ
  • Reagan, S
  • Agliata, T
  • Jungquist, R
  • Schmidt, DW
  • Kot, LB
  • Garbett, WJ
  • Rubery, MS
  • Skidmore, JW
  • Gullikson, E
  • Salmassi, F
  • et al.

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A new streaked soft x-ray imager has been designed for use on high energy-density (HED) physics experiments at the National Ignition Facility based at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. This streaked imager uses a slit aperture, single shallow angle reflection from a nickel mirror, and soft x-ray filtering to, when coupled to one of the NIF's x-ray streak cameras, record a 4× magnification, one-dimensional image of an x-ray source with a spatial resolution of less than 90 μm. The energy band pass produced depends upon the filter material used; for the first qualification shots, vanadium and silver-on-titanium filters were used to gate on photon energy ranges of approximately 300-510 eV and 200-400 eV, respectively. A two-channel version of the snout is available for x-ray sources up to 1 mm and a single-channel is available for larger sources up to 3 mm. Both the one and two-channel variants have been qualified on quartz wire and HED physics target shots.

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