A high-resolution three-dimensional (3D) imaging technology has been developed, which is a combination of x-ray holography and computerized tomography (CT) technology called holographic computerized tomography (HCT). The theory and experimental techniques on biological specimens with the use of synchrotron radiation are discussed. Projections at different angles are reconstructed with the numerical method of in-line holography, and then the reconstructed data with a higher lateral resolution are used to restore the 3D image by the CT technique. With this method, the degradation caused by the diffraction of x rays is canceled, and 3D images with high resolution of micrometer magnitude in both the lateral and the longitudinal directions are obtained.
© 2003 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: June 9, 2002
Revised Manuscript: October 11, 2002
Manuscript Accepted: October 15, 2002
Published: March 1, 2003
Yuxuan Zhang, Shiping Jiang, and Xinyi Zhang, "Soft x-ray holographic computerized tomography imaging: experimental research," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 20, 588-595 (2003)