Computerized 3-GHz multichannel soft X-ray diode spectrometer for high density plasma diagnosis

G. Pien, M. C. Richardson, P. D. Goldstone, R. H. Day, F. Ameduri, G. Eden

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)101-110
Number of pages10
JournalNuclear Inst. and Methods in Physics Research, B
Issue number1-6
StatePublished - 1986
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Instrumentation

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