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  • Vol. 28, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 1989
  • pp: 146–153

Soft x-ray monochromator with a varied-space plane grating for synchrotron radiation: design and evaluation

Masaaki Itou, Tatsuo Harada, and Toshiaki Kita  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 28, Issue 1, pp. 146-153 (1989)

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A soft x-ray monochromator was developed for synchrotron radiation and installed at the Photon Factory in the National Laboratory for High Energy Physics. This monochromator consists of only two optical elements: a plane mirror and a varied-space plane grating with focusing properties. The 0.7–10-nm wavelength range can be covered with resolutions of 640 at 1.4 nm and 1200 at 5 nm. The output photon flux at wavelengths above 1 nm is ~1010–1011 photons/s for a 100-mA beam current in the 1% spectral bandwidth.

© 1989 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: March 25, 1988
Published: January 1, 1989

Masaaki Itou, Tatsuo Harada, and Toshiaki Kita, "Soft x-ray monochromator with a varied-space plane grating for synchrotron radiation: design and evaluation," Appl. Opt. 28, 146-153 (1989)

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