Short X-ray pulses from third-generation light sources

High-brightness X-ray radiation produced by third-generation synchrotron light sources (TGLS) has been used for numerous time-resolved investigations in many different scientific fields. The typical time duration of X-ray pulses delivered by these large-scale machines is about 50-100 ps. A growing number of time-resolved studies would benefit from X-ray pulses with two or three orders of magnitude shorter duration. Here, techniques explored in the past for shorter X-ray pulse emission at TGLS are reviewed and the perspective towards the realisation of picosecond and sub-picosecond X-ray pulses are discussed.


Published in:
Journal of Synchrotron Radiation, 23, 1, 141-151
Year:
2016
Publisher:
Chester, International Union of Crystallography
ISSN:
1600-5775
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