A high repetition rate, picosecond hard x‐ray system, and its application to time‐resolved x‐ray diffraction Academic Article uri icon


  • A new technique for generation of hard x-ray picosecond pulses is presented. Excitation of a x-ray diode with 10 ps ultraviolet light pulses produces characteristic x-ray pulses with duration in the range of 10-100 ps at a repetition rate of 300 Hz. The x-ray pulses are synchronized with picosecond accuracy to the optical pulses of the laser system as well to other ultrafast phenomena. Results of picosecond time-resolved x-ray diffraction are reported. © 1993 American Institute of Physics.

author list (cited authors)

  • Anderson, T., Tomov, I. V., & Rentzepis, P. M.

citation count

  • 35

publication date

  • July 1993