High-Harmonic Generation for Coherent Diffractive Imaging

High-Harmonic Generation for Coherent Diffractive Imaging

A high-flux tabletop coherent extreme-ultraviolet and soft x-ray source and its application for diffractive imaging

LAP Lambert Academic Publishing ( 2010-09-06 )

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Sven Teichmann''s doctorate features experimental work on a high-harmonic generation source and coherent diffractive imaging. High-harmonic generation allows generating coherent and laser-like extreme- ultraviolet and soft x-ray radiation based on the frequency-upconversion of laser light. A novel and successful approach of employing harmonic emission that consists of multiple harmonic orders is presented. This emission is utilized for coherent diffractive imaging by illuminating a sample of unknown structure, e.g. a membrane protein. The diffractive image of that sample is then processed by means of computational algorithms and the structure of the sample can be recovered. This innovative work of a very high level of technical achievement is considered as internationally significant by world leaders in the field of high- harmonic generation and may prove valuable particularly for time-resolved spectroscopy, sources of soft x-ray and extreme-ultraviolet radiation, and imaging based on harmonic emission.

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Sven Teichmann

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Physics, astronomy