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Understanding reliability and some limitations of the images and spectra reconstructed from a multi-monochromatic x-ray imager
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Temperature and density asymmetry diagnosis is critical to advance inertial confinement fusion (ICF) science. A multi-monochromatic x-ray imager (MMI) is an attractive diagnostic for this purpose. The MMI records the spectral signature from an ICF implosion core with time resolution, 2-D space resolution, and spectral resolution. While narrow-band images and 2-D space-resolved spectra from the MMI data constrain temperature and density spatial structure of the core, the accuracy of the images and spectra depends not only on the quality of the MMI data but also on the reliability of the post-processing tools. Here, we synthetically quantify the accuracy of images and spectra reconstructed from MMI data. Errors in the reconstructed images are less than a few percent when the space-resolution effect is applied to the modeled images. The errors in the reconstructed 2-D space-resolved spectra are also less than a few percent except those for the peripheral regions. Spectra reconstructed for the peripheral regions have slightly but systematically lower intensities by similar to 6% due to the instrumental spatial-resolution effects. However, this does not alter the relative line ratios and widths and thus does not affect the temperature and density diagnostics. We also investigate the impact of the pinhole size variation on the extracted images and spectra. A 10% pinhole size variation could introduce spatial bias to the images and spectra of similar to 10%. A correction algorithm is developed, and it successfully reduces the errors to a few percent. It is desirable to perform similar synthetic investigations to fully understand the reliability and limitations of each MMI application. (C) 2015 AIP Publishing LLC.
|Journal Title||Review of Scientific Instruments|
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|Rights Holder||AIP Publishing LLC; “This article may be downloaded for personal use only. Any other use requires prior permission of the author and AIP Publishing. This article appeared in Nagayama, T., Mancini, R. C., Mayes, D., Tommasini, R., & Florido, R. (2015). Understanding reliability and some limitations of the images and spectra reconstructed from a multi-monochromatic x-ray imager. Review of Scientific Instruments, 86(11), 113505. doi:10.1063/1.4935828 and may be found at https://aip.scitation.org/doi/10.1063/1.4935828.|