X-ray Generation from Optical Transparent Materials by Focusing Ultrashort Laser Pulses

Koji Hatanaka, Hiroshi Fukumura

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In this chapter, studies on interactions of intense laser fields with transparent materials such as glasses, polymer targets, and solutions are reviewed from the viewpoint of the high-energy photon emission of EUV, soft X-rays, and hard X-rays. Fundamentals of the mechanisms leading to high-energy photon emission are summarized on the basis of experimental results, like X-ray emission spectra. Experimental setups for laser-induced hard X-ray emission from solutions and solids are provided and the effects of air plasma formation and sample self-absorption of X-rays on X-ray generation are described. Photo-ionization processes of transparent materials and effects of the addition of electrolytes are also considered. The effects of multi-shot and double-pulse irradiation of laser pulses on X-ray emission from solid materials and solutions are explained. Finally, some possible applications using X-rays from transparent materials are suggested.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication3D Laser Microfabrication
Subtitle of host publicationPrinciples and Applications
PublisherWiley - VCH Verlag GmbH & CO. KGaA
Number of pages40
ISBN (Print)352731055X, 9783527310555
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Jun 29
Externally publishedYes


  • Characteristic X-ray intensity
  • Extreme ultraviolet light
  • Hard X-ray emission from transparent materials
  • High-energy photon emission
  • X-ray
  • X-ray generation
  • X-ray imaging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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