Investigations of high density plasma conditions, particularly those used in laser fusion and X-ray laser schemes often demand a quantitative characterization of the X-ray spectral emission in the 100-2000 eV range covering the peak of the thermal radiation energy distribution. We describe a 3 GHz bandwidth, 4-channel soft X-ray diode spectrometer coupled to a computerized digital oscillographic system. The characteristics of this system, and examples of its use in high density plasma experiments are described in detail.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics