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  • Vol. 29, Iss. 31 — Nov. 1, 1990
  • pp: 4535–4536

Double-headed Dragon monochromator for soft x-ray circular dichroism studies

Chien-Te Chen, Francesco Sette, and Neville V. Smith  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 29, Issue 31, pp. 4535-4536 (1990)

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Efficient differentiation between the left and right circular polarization of soft x-ray synchrotron radiation is achievable by doubling the number of prefocusing mirrors in a Dragon monochromator. The design also permits easy reversion to conventional linear polarization operation.

© 1990 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: June 4, 1990
Published: November 1, 1990

Chien-Te Chen, Francesco Sette, and Neville V. Smith, "Double-headed Dragon monochromator for soft x-ray circular dichroism studies," Appl. Opt. 29, 4535-4536 (1990)

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