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Producing energetic, tunable, coherent X-rays with long wavelength light

United States Patent Application

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An apparatus and method are provided for producing x-rays by generating high harmonic radiation with long wavelength light. The use of long wavelength light increases the acceleration time of the electrons in the light field. Keeping the atomic species and light intensity unchanged, the x-ray photon energy increases by a factor of two to four when the fundamental wavelength increases by a factor of two.
Chang, Zenghu (Manhattan, KS), Shan, Bing (Ann Arbor, MI)
10/ 139,575
May 6, 2002
[0002] The government of the United States of America may have rights in this invention under National Science Foundation grant no. PHY8920108 and Department of Energy grant No. DE-FG02-00ER15082.