The goal of this thesis is to design a tabletop coherent soft X-ray source for attosecond high resolution imaging. We collect signals from gas cells with different length and lens with different focal length. A spectrometer with a grating and a CCD camera is applied to observe and measure the spectrum of the X-ray attosecond pulses. This thesis first introduces the theory background of ultrafast lasers, then mainly explains high harmonic generation, which is the key method for attosecond pulses generation, subsequently presents the experiment system and analyzes the results from the experiment, also compares different combinations of parameters of the devices.
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Master of Science (M.S.)
College of Optics and Photonics
Optics and Photonics
Optics and Photonics; Photonics
Length of Campus-only Access
Masters Thesis (Open Access)
Kong, Hanfu, "Development of a Tabletop Coherent Soft X-ray Source" (2018). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 6218.