Hard X-ray generation using femtosecond irradiation of PbO glass

Koji Hatanaka, Ken ichiro Yomogihata, Hiroshi Ono, Kei Nagafuchi, Hiroshi Fukumura, Michiko Fukushima, Tomohiro Hashimoto, Saulius Juodkazis, Hiroaki Misawa

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We have generated hard X-rays by front- and back-side femtosecond laser irradiation of PbO-rich glass. The actual Pb content of glasses was corroborated by Pb M-line emission intensities with an uncertainty of less than 20%. The elements K and As at concentrations of a few mol% were detected. X-ray generation by back-side irradiation helped to avoid an air breakdown; however, self-focusing and filamentation limited the achievable light intensity and effectiveness of X-ray generation. Characteristics and mechanisms of X-ray generation from the front- and back-side of glasses are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5485-5490
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Non-Crystalline Solids
Issue number52-54
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Dec 15
Externally publishedYes


  • Composition
  • Heavy metal oxides
  • Laser-matter interactions
  • Processing
  • Radiation effects

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Materials Chemistry


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