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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 25 — Dec. 7, 2009
  • pp: 23290–23298

A single W/B4C transmission multilayer for polarization analysis of soft x-rays up to 1keV

Michael A. MacDonald, Franz Schäfers, and Andreas Gaupp  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 25, pp. 23290-23298 (2009)

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A transmission W/B4C multilayer has been designed and characterized which shows significant phase retardation up to a photon energy of 1 keV, when operated near the Bragg condition. This allows, for the first time, the full polarization vector of soft x-radiation to be measured up to 1 keV in a self-calibrating method. Quantitative polarimetry is now possible across the 2p edges of all the transition metals.

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OCIS Codes
(120.2130) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Ellipsometry and polarimetry
(230.4170) Optical devices : Multilayers
(260.6048) Physical optics : Soft x-rays
(340.7215) X-ray optics : Undulator radiation

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

Original Manuscript: October 22, 2009
Revised Manuscript: November 22, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: November 23, 2009
Published: December 4, 2009

Michael A. MacDonald, Franz Schäfers, and Andreas Gaupp, "A single W/B4C transmission multilayer for polarization analysis of soft x-rays up to 1keV," Opt. Express 17, 23290-23298 (2009)

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