X-Ray Imaging

X-Ray imagingX-ray technology has the incredible ability to penetrate almost any material and tissue, allowing the production of 2D or 3D images of human beings or  objects. Both techniques are well-established and widespread, for instance in hospitals or airports, and are based on a mature but proven technology,  of X-ray tubes. Unfortunately, this technology faces physical limitations  that have until now restricted high-resolution X-ray imaging to large synchrotron facilities. Hence the interest in ultrafast laser technology.

It has been rapidly identified in laboratories that ultrafast lasers have the ability to overcome those limitations thanks to a new physical process. A high intensity beam focused on a solid target produces a hot plasma in a very confined space. The electrons present in the plasma are then converted into X-rays when they hit the target, like in conventional tubes, but with a much higher intensity when the correct laser parameters are selected.

 

This laser-based technique allows, among other things:

> Achievement of significantly greater brightness sources than X-ray tubes,
> Much higher spatial resolution together with a reduced deposited dose,
> Greater access for all to trustworthy results from synchrotron sources.

We are convinced that this new X-ray source will revolutionize the world of medical imaging, by giving access to high resolution images in hospitals in the coming years.

Recommended products

Magma

Magma is the world’s first industrial-grade ultrafast laser with up to 200 mJ pulse energy. The system offers high energy, high repetition rate together...
  • Pulse Energy
    From 2 mJ to 200 mJ
  • Pulse Duration
    < 500 fs
  • Peak Power
    From > 4 GW to > 400 GW
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Pulsar TW

Pulsar TW is the state-of-the-art high intensity laser for high field science. It offers best-in-class performance with industrial-grade reliability in a compact footprint. This laser...
  • Repetition Rate
    From 5 to 10 Hz
  • Peak Power
    From > 60 TW to > 250 TW
  • Energy Per Pulse
    From> 1,5 to > 6,25 J
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Pulsar PW

Ultra intense ultrafast laser Pulsar PW is the ultimate light source dedicated to high field science, offering the best-in-class performance and bringing industrial-grade reliability to...
  • Repetition Rate
    1 shot / mn to 1
  • Peak Power
    From > 0,5 PW to > 1 PW
  • Energy Per Pulse
    From > 12,5 to > 25
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Arco

The best of the Ti:Sapphire technology / Arco - the class of ultra-intense fs laser systems designed as the ideal light source for the most...
  • Repetition Rate
    From 10 Hz to 10 kHz
  • Energy Per Pulse
    From 0,8 mJ to 500 mJ
  • Pulsewidth
    From < 20 fs to < 100 fs