A versatile high-resolution x-ray imager (HRXI) for laser-plasma experiments on OMEGA

Bourgade, J. L.; Troussel, P.; Casner, A.; Huser, G.; Sangster, T. C.; Pien, G.; Marshall, F. J.; Fariaud, J.; Remond, C.; Gontier, D.; Chollet, C.; Zuber, C.; Reverdin, C.; Richard, A.; Jaanimagi, P. A.; Keck, R. L.; Bahr, R. E.; Armstrong, W. J.; Dewandel, J.; Maroni, R.
October 2008
Review of Scientific Instruments;Oct2008, Vol. 79 Issue 10, p10E904
Academic Journal
A high-resolution x-ray imager (HRXI) devoted to laser-plasma experiments combines two state-of-the-art technologies developed in France: a high-resolution x-ray microscope and a high-speed x-ray streak camera. The resulting streaked imager achieves spatial and temporal resolutions of ∼5 μm and ∼10 ps, respectively. The HXRI has recorded enhanced spatial and temporal resolution radiographs of indirectly driven targets on OMEGA. This paper describes the main features of the instrument and details the activation process on OMEGA (particularly the alignment). Recent results obtained on joint CEA/LLE radiographic OMEGA experiments will also be presented.


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