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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 11, Iss. 19 — Sep. 22, 2003
  • pp: 2315–2322

X-ray vortex beams: A theoretical analysis

A. G. Peele and K. A. Nugent  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 11, Issue 19, pp. 2315-2322 (2003)

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The recent demonstration that an optical vortex could be generated at x-ray wavelengths brings this interesting topological phenomenon into an entirely new regime with several possible applications. We examine the analytic propagation of an optical vortex generated in a synchrotron x-ray beam line. We compare the results obtained with the existing experimental data and further consider the generation and interpretation of mixed vortex-edge discontinuities which might be considered as non-integer charge vortices.

© 2003 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(340.6720) X-ray optics : Synchrotron radiation
(350.7420) Other areas of optics : Waves

ToC Category:
Focus Issue: Coherent x-ray optics

Original Manuscript: July 28, 2003
Revised Manuscript: August 23, 2003
Published: September 22, 2003

A. Peele and K. Nugent, "X-ray vortex beams: A theoretical analysis," Opt. Express 11, 2315-2322 (2003)

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