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  • Vol. 34, Iss. 22 — Aug. 1, 1995
  • pp: 4944–4950

Partially coherent image formation with x-ray microscopes

L. Jochum and W. Meyer-Ilse  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 34, Issue 22, pp. 4944-4950 (1995)

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Image formation with partially coherent radiation is evaluated with the Hopkins formula and then applied to x-ray microscopy. Image characteristics expected from instruments with circular and annular pupils in partially coherent conditions are considered for two-point objects and a knife-edge object. The theoretically expected values for image characteristics that are easy accessible by an experiment, such as the width of a knife edge, are given for various x-ray microscopes.

© 1995 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: July 14, 1994
Revised Manuscript: February 3, 1995
Published: August 1, 1995

L. Jochum and W. Meyer-Ilse, "Partially coherent image formation with x-ray microscopes," Appl. Opt. 34, 4944-4950 (1995)

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