Catalog Description: This course explores modern developments in the physics and applications of x-rays and extreme ultraviolet (EUV) radiation. It begins with a review of electromagnetic radiation at short wavelengths including dipole radiation, scattering and refractive index, using a semi-classical atomic model. Subject matter includes the generation of x-rays with synchrotron radiation, high harmonic generation, x-ray free electron lasers, laser-plasma sources. Spatial and temporal coherence concepts are explained. Optics appropriate for this spectral region are described. Applications include nanoscale and astrophysical imaging, femtosecond and attosecond probing of electron dynamics in molecules and solids, EUV lithography, and materials characteristics.

Units: 3

Prerequisites: Physics 110, 137, and Mathematics 53, 54 or equivalent.

Spring: 3 hours of lecture per week
Fall: 3 hours of lecture per week

Grading basis: letter

Final exam status: No final exam

Also listed as: AST C210

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