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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 20 — Sep. 26, 2011
  • pp: 19223–19232

Coherent x-ray wavefront reconstruction of a partially illuminated Fresnel zone plate

F. Mastropietro, D. Carbone, A. Diaz, J. Eymery, A. Sentenac, T. H. Metzger, V. Chamard, and V. Favre-Nicolin  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 20, pp. 19223-19232 (2011)

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A detailed characterization of the coherent x-ray wavefront produced by a partially illuminated Fresnel zone plate is presented. We show, by numerical and experimental approaches, how the beam size and the focal depth are strongly influenced by the illumination conditions, while the phase of the focal spot remains constant. These results confirm that the partial illumination can be used for coherent diffraction experiments. Finally, we demonstrate the possibility of reconstructing the complex-valued illumination function by simple measurement of the far field intensity in the specific case of partial illumination.

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OCIS Codes
(340.0340) X-ray optics : X-ray optics
(340.7440) X-ray optics : X-ray imaging

ToC Category:
X-ray Optics

Original Manuscript: May 5, 2011
Revised Manuscript: June 3, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: June 3, 2011
Published: September 19, 2011

F. Mastropietro, D. Carbone, A. Diaz, J. Eymery, A. Sentenac, T. H. Metzger, V. Chamard, and V. Favre-Nicolin, "Coherent x-ray wavefront reconstruction of a partially illuminated Fresnel zone plate," Opt. Express 19, 19223-19232 (2011)

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