I am a PhD student within the Fusion CDT, based in the York Plasma Institute supervised by Dr. Chris Murphy. Previously read MSci in Chemical Physics with Industrial Experience at he University of Bristol, spending a year with the Central Laser Facility at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratories in Didcot as a Target Area Scientist.
X-ray imaging with a CCD is most commonly performed with a pinhole aperture. However, high power laser-solid interactions do not always produce a sufficient intensity of radiation to be adequately imaged. This project will explore advancements of aperture design to allow for a higher throughput of radiation, whilst conserving or bettering the image resolution of the current pinhole aperture at the micron level.