A magnetically focused x-ray streak camera was designed and tested using sub-200 fs soft x-ray pulses generated by high harmonic emission in a gas. The temporal resolution of the camera was demonstrated to be under 0.54 ps for the ultraviolet and 0.88 ps in the soft-x-ray wavelength region. Our streak camera represents the fastest x-ray detector developed to date, and should allow sub-picosecond time resolution experiments to be performed using either synchrotron or laser-plasma-based x-ray sources.
22nd International Congress on High-Speed Photography and Photonics
- Pub Date:
- May 1997