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  • Vol. 39, Iss. 9 — Sep. 1, 1949
  • pp: 741–742

X-Ray Optics: The Production of Converging Beams by Total Reflection

W. EHRENBERG  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA, Vol. 39, Issue 9, pp. 741-742 (1949)

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The total reflection of x-rays is applied to focusing the rays issuing from a fine slit. A method of computing the geometrical optics of surfaces of bent beams is given; it is shown that under certain conditions lateral aberrations for practical apertures are of the order of one micron or less. These results are confirmed by experiment.

W. EHRENBERG, "X-Ray Optics: The Production of Converging Beams by Total Reflection," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 39, 741-742 (1949)

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  1. (a) W. Ehrenberg, Nature 160, 330 (1947); (b) P. Kirkpatrick and A. V. Baez, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 38, 766 (1948).
  2. Sir R. Glazebrook, A Dictionary of Applied Physics (MacMillan Company, Ltd., London, England, 1922), Vol. 1, p. 810.

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