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  • Vol. 33, Iss. 13 — May. 1, 1994
  • pp: 2624–2632

Phase-retardation and full-polarization analysis of soft-x-ray synchrotron radiation close to the carbon K edge by use of a multilayer transmission filter

S. Di Fonzo, W. Jark, F. Schäfers, H. Petersen, A. Gaupp, and J. H. Underwood  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 33, Issue 13, pp. 2624-2632 (1994)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.33.002624


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Abstract

We have produced a multilayer transmission filter with 100 periods of Cr/C to achieve a significant phase retardation while maintaining good transmission for photon energies just below the carbon K edge. This device was installed into a polarimeter behind the SX700/3 monochromator at the Berlin synchrotron radiation laboratory, BESSY. The phase-retardation properties were observed as theoretically predicted. Agreement between experiment and calculation could be obtained by introduction of a rather small interface roughness in the simulation code (σ = 0.65 nm rms). An observed phase retardation of 5° was sufficient to permit, for the first time we believe, a complete and unambiguous polarization analysis of soft-x-ray synchrotron radiation (265-eV photon energy) with primary standards.

© 1994 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: April 12, 1993
Revised Manuscript: August 18, 1993
Published: May 1, 1994

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S. Di Fonzo, W. Jark, F. Schäfers, H. Petersen, A. Gaupp, and J. H. Underwood, "Phase-retardation and full-polarization analysis of soft-x-ray synchrotron radiation close to the carbon K edge by use of a multilayer transmission filter," Appl. Opt. 33, 2624-2632 (1994)
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