Accession Number : ADD015745

Title :   Submicrosecond, Synchronizable X-Ray Source.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application, Filed 31 Mar 93,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Whitlock, Robert

Report Date : 31 Mar 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : In the submicrosecond, synchronizable x-ray source a high intensity pulsed laser is focused onto negatively biased laser target, at high irradiance in a vacuum, producing high temperature plasma from which electrons are emitted. The emitted electrons are accelerated in a electric field formed by impressing a potential difference across a laser target-electron target gap. The positively biased electron collects the emitted electrons, which upon impact with the electron target cause x-rays to be emitted synchronously with the incident laser pulse

Descriptors :   *X RAYS, *PULSED LASERS, *PATENT APPLICATIONS, LASER TARGETS, ELECTRON EMISSION, ELECTRIC FIELDS, ELECTRON IRRADIATION, PLASMAS(PHYSICS)

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers
      Nuclear Physics & Elementary Particle Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE