Tunable high-efficiency light modulator for soft X-rays

This work presents a new concept for the reversible imprinting of holographic masks working in the EUV and soft X-ray ranges, to addess the lack of efficient light modulators at these photon energies. EUV transient grating is used to generate a metastable structure in an electronic Wigner crystal, which diffracts EUV light with efficiencies close to those of traditional etched gratings. The structure can be erased by single-beam heating, thus offering prorammability and tunability.
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Vaskivskyi I., Mraz A., Venturini R., Jecl G., Vaskivskyi Y., Mincigrucci R., Foglia L., De Angelis D., Pelli-Cresi J.-S., Paltanin E., Fainozzi D., Bencivenga F., Masciovecchio C., Mihailovic D.
Nature Photonics (2024)

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