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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 8 — Apr. 22, 2013
  • pp: 9308–9314

X-ray phase imaging with a laboratory source using selective reflection from a mirror

Daniele Pelliccia and David M. Paganin  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 8, pp. 9308-9314 (2013)

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A novel approach for hard x-ray phase contrast imaging with a laboratory source is reported. The technique is based on total external reflection from the edge of a mirror, aligned to intercept only half of the incident beam. The mirror edge thus produces two beams. The refraction x-rays undergo when interacting with a sample placed before the mirror, causes relative intensity variations between direct and reflected beams. Quantitative phase contrast and pure absorption imaging are demonstrated using this method.

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OCIS Codes
(100.5070) Image processing : Phase retrieval
(340.7440) X-ray optics : X-ray imaging
(340.7470) X-ray optics : X-ray mirrors

ToC Category:
X-ray Optics

Original Manuscript: February 13, 2013
Revised Manuscript: March 26, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: March 30, 2013
Published: April 8, 2013

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Daniele Pelliccia and David M. Paganin, "X-ray phase imaging with a laboratory source using selective reflection from a mirror," Opt. Express 21, 9308-9314 (2013)

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