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  • Vol. 35, Iss. 22 — Aug. 1, 1996
  • pp: 4420–4425

X-ray focusing with lobster-eye optics: a comparison of theory with experiment

A. G. Peele, K. A. Nugent, A. V. Rode, K. Gabel, M. C. Richardson, R. Strack, and W. Siegmund  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 35, Issue 22, pp. 4420-4425 (1996)

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We report an experimental investigation and comparison with simulation of the x-ray focusing of a flat, square profile microchannel plate. We use x rays with an energy of ~1.5 keV from a laser-produced plasma. The images were recorded with x-ray film. We find the focal structure to be consistent with theoretical expectations. The angular resolution of the focus is 0.96 mrad, which is a major improvement over previous results. The measured peak intensity gain is 27 ± 4, which is ~33% of that for a perfect optic.

© 1996 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: July 13, 1995
Revised Manuscript: March 4, 1996
Published: August 1, 1996

A. G. Peele, K. A. Nugent, A. V. Rode, K. Gabel, M. C. Richardson, R. Strack, and W. Siegmund, "X-ray focusing with lobster-eye optics: a comparison of theory with experiment," Appl. Opt. 35, 4420-4425 (1996)

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