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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 23 — Nov. 7, 2011
  • pp: 22669–22674

Non-absorption grating approach for X-ray phase contrast imaging

Yang Du, Xin Liu, Yaohu Lei, Jinchuan Guo, and Hanben Niu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 23, pp. 22669-22674 (2011)

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we demonstrate a non-absorption grating approach for X-ray phase contrast imaging based-on grating interferometry. This technique overcomes the limitations imposed by absorption gratings, provides another choice for X-ray phase contrast imaging and potentially improves the image quality for higher X-ray photon energies. We constructed the key devices, established the system and obtained phase contrast images with a field of view larger than 5 centimeters, which is the limitation imposed by the size of our current CCD detector. This method has no need for absorption gratings, which represents a significant development for future promising applications in medicine and industry.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1950) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction gratings
(340.7440) X-ray optics : X-ray imaging
(340.7450) X-ray optics : X-ray interferometry

ToC Category:
X-ray Optics

Original Manuscript: September 6, 2011
Revised Manuscript: October 1, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: October 14, 2011
Published: October 26, 2011

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Yang Du, Xin Liu, Yaohu Lei, Jinchuan Guo, and Hanben Niu, "Non-absorption grating approach for X-ray phase contrast imaging," Opt. Express 19, 22669-22674 (2011)

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