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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 13 — Jun. 21, 2010
  • pp: 13608–13615

Magnetic imaging at linearly polarized x-ray sources

Bastian Pfau, Christian M. Günther, René Könnecke, Erik Guehrs, Olav Hellwig, William F. Schlotter, and Stefan Eisebitt  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 13, pp. 13608-13615 (2010)

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We present a method for high-resolution magnetic imaging at linearly polarized partially coherent x-ray sources. The magnetic imaging was realized via Fourier transform holography. In order to achieve elliptical x-ray polarization, three different filters were designed based on the x-ray magnetic circular dichroism effect. We present proof-of-principle images of magnetic nanostructures and discuss the application of the method for future experiments at free-electron laser sources.

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OCIS Codes
(160.3820) Materials : Magneto-optical materials
(230.5440) Optical devices : Polarization-selective devices
(340.7440) X-ray optics : X-ray imaging

ToC Category:
X-ray Optics

Original Manuscript: February 12, 2010
Revised Manuscript: May 6, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: May 9, 2010
Published: June 10, 2010

Bastian Pfau, Christian M. Günther, René Könnecke, Erik Guehrs, Olav Hellwig, William F. Schlotter, and Stefan Eisebitt, "Magnetic imaging at linearly polarized x-ray sources," Opt. Express 18, 13608-13615 (2010)

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