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  • Editor: Glenn D. Boreman
  • Vol. 44, Iss. 29 — Oct. 10, 2005
  • pp: 6193–6196

Soft-x-ray hollow fiber optics with inner metal coating

Yuji Matsuura, Tadaaki Oyama, and Mitsunobu Miyagi  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 44, Issue 29, pp. 6193-6196 (2005)

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A glass capillary with an inner metal coating is proposed to be used as soft-x-ray fiber optics in medical applications. Based on the results of theoretical calculations, nickel was chosen as the coating material for x rays radiated from a conventional x-ray tube. A nickel-coated capillary was fabricated by electroless deposition, and focusing and collimating effects were observed from measurements of the transmission efficiency of soft x rays. The transmission of a nickel-coated capillary with an inner diameter of 0.53 mm and a length of 300 mm was 10%, which is approximately double that of an uncoated glass capillary.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics
(170.3890) Medical optics and biotechnology : Medical optics instrumentation
(340.0340) X-ray optics : X-ray optics

ToC Category:
X-ray Optics

Original Manuscript: April 22, 2005
Revised Manuscript: June 3, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: June 13, 2005
Published: October 10, 2005

Yuji Matsuura, Tadaaki Oyama, and Mitsunobu Miyagi, "Soft-x-ray hollow fiber optics with inner metal coating," Appl. Opt. 44, 6193-6196 (2005)

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