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Generation, characterization, and medical utilization of laser-produced emission continua

Svanberg, Sune LU ; Andersson-Engels, Stefan LU ; Cubeddu, R; Forster, E; Gratz, M; Herrlin, K; Holzer, G; Kiernan, L; Af Klinteberg, C and Persson, Anders LU , et al. (2000) In Laser and Particle Beams 18(3). p.563-570
Abstract
Intense continua of electromagnetic radiation of very brief duration are formed in the interaction of focused ultra-short terawatt laser pulses with matter. Two different kinds of experiments, which have been performed utilizing the Lund 10 Hz titanium-doped sapphire terawatt laser system are being described, where visible radiation and X-rays, respectively, have been generated. Focusing into water leads to the generation of a light continuum through self-phase modulation. The propagation of the light through tissue was studied addressing questions related to optical mammography and specific chromophore absorption. When terawatt laser pulses are focused onto a solid target with high nuclear charge Z, intense X-ray radiation of few ps... (More)
Intense continua of electromagnetic radiation of very brief duration are formed in the interaction of focused ultra-short terawatt laser pulses with matter. Two different kinds of experiments, which have been performed utilizing the Lund 10 Hz titanium-doped sapphire terawatt laser system are being described, where visible radiation and X-rays, respectively, have been generated. Focusing into water leads to the generation of a light continuum through self-phase modulation. The propagation of the light through tissue was studied addressing questions related to optical mammography and specific chromophore absorption. When terawatt laser pulses are focused onto a solid target with high nuclear charge Z, intense X-ray radiation of few ps duration and with energies exceeding hundreds of keV is emitted. Biomedical applications of this radiation are described, including differential absorption and gated-viewing imaging. (Less)
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  abstract     = {Intense continua of electromagnetic radiation of very brief duration are formed in the interaction of focused ultra-short terawatt laser pulses with matter. Two different kinds of experiments, which have been performed utilizing the Lund 10 Hz titanium-doped sapphire terawatt laser system are being described, where visible radiation and X-rays, respectively, have been generated. Focusing into water leads to the generation of a light continuum through self-phase modulation. The propagation of the light through tissue was studied addressing questions related to optical mammography and specific chromophore absorption. When terawatt laser pulses are focused onto a solid target with high nuclear charge Z, intense X-ray radiation of few ps duration and with energies exceeding hundreds of keV is emitted. Biomedical applications of this radiation are described, including differential absorption and gated-viewing imaging.},
  author       = {Svanberg, Sune and Andersson-Engels, Stefan and Cubeddu, R and Forster, E and Gratz, M and Herrlin, K and Holzer, G and Kiernan, L and Af Klinteberg, C and Persson, Anders and Pifferi, A and Sjogren, A and Wahlström, Claes-Göran},
  issn         = {0263-0346},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {563--570},
  publisher    = {Cambridge University Press},
  series       = {Laser and Particle Beams},
  title        = {Generation, characterization, and medical utilization of laser-produced emission continua},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0263034600183302},
  volume       = {18},
  year         = {2000},
}