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  • Vol. 22, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 2005
  • pp: 1691–1700

X-ray imaging: a generalized approach using phase-space tomography

Chanh Q. Tran, Andrew G. Peele, Ann Roberts, Keith A. Nugent, David Paterson, and Ian McNulty  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 22, Issue 8, pp. 1691-1700 (2005)

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We discuss the role of coherence in x-ray imaging and consider how phase-space tomography can be used to extract information about partial coherence. We describe the application of phase-space tomography to x-ray imaging and recover the spatial coherence properties of a one-dimensional soft (1.5 keV) x-ray beam from a synchrotron undulator source. We present phase-space information from a Young’s experiment and observe negative regions in the quasi-probability distribution. We show that, given knowledge of the coherence of the beam, we can use partially coherent diffraction data to recover fully coherent information, and we present some simple experimental demonstrations of this capability.

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OCIS Codes
(030.1640) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherence
(110.4980) Imaging systems : Partial coherence in imaging
(340.6720) X-ray optics : Synchrotron radiation
(340.7440) X-ray optics : X-ray imaging

Original Manuscript: November 30, 2004
Manuscript Accepted: January 20, 2005
Published: August 1, 2005

Chanh Q. Tran, David Paterson, Ian McNulty, Andrew G. Peele, Ann Roberts, and Keith A. Nugent, "X-ray imaging: a generalized approach using phase-space tomography," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 22, 1691-1700 (2005)

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