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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 17 — Aug. 26, 2013
  • pp: 20005–20014

Single-focus x-ray zone plate by stagger arrangement of zones

Xiaohu Chen and Xiaofang Wang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 17, pp. 20005-20014 (2013)

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In this paper a novel single-focus x-ray zone plate is proposed by stagger arrangement of zones, which would be technically easier to manufacture. Theoretical design shows that the transmission function of the plate is a cosine function of radius, like that of a Gabor zone plate. Numerical simulation at the wavelength of 0.275 nm shows that the plate is of single-order focusing, with spatial resolution limit the same as that of the corresponding conventional zone plate, and the first-order diffraction efficiency of 11.5%. The plate can also work for single-order focusing at other x-ray wavelengths.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1940) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction
(050.1970) Diffraction and gratings : Diffractive optics
(050.1965) Diffraction and gratings : Diffractive lenses

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

Original Manuscript: April 3, 2013
Revised Manuscript: July 7, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: July 14, 2013
Published: August 19, 2013

Xiaohu Chen and Xiaofang Wang, "Single-focus x-ray zone plate by stagger arrangement of zones," Opt. Express 21, 20005-20014 (2013)

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