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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 17 — Aug. 16, 2010
  • pp: 18374–18382

One-dimensional hard x-ray field retrieval using a moveable structure

Manuel Guizar-Sicairos, Kenneth Evans-Lutterodt, Abdel F. Isakovic, Aaron Stein, John B. Warren, Alec R. Sandy, Suresh Narayanan, and James R. Fienup  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 17, pp. 18374-18382 (2010)

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We present a technique that allows measuring the field of an x-ray line focus using far-field intensity measurements only. One-dimensional phase retrieval with transverse translation diversity is used to recover a hard x-ray beam focused by a compound kinoform lens. The reconstruction is found to be in good agreement with independent knife-edge scan measurements taken at separated planes. The approach avoids the need for measuring the beam profile at focus and allows narrower beams to be measured than the traditional knife-edge scan.

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OCIS Codes
(100.5070) Image processing : Phase retrieval
(110.7440) Imaging systems : X-ray imaging
(340.7480) X-ray optics : X-rays, soft x-rays, extreme ultraviolet (EUV)
(140.3295) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam characterization

ToC Category:
Image Processing

Original Manuscript: March 23, 2010
Revised Manuscript: June 22, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: July 24, 2010
Published: August 12, 2010

Manuel Guizar-Sicairos, Kenneth Evans-Lutterodt, Abdel F. Isakovic, Aaron Stein, John B. Warren, Alec R. Sandy, Suresh Narayanan, and James R. Fienup, "One-dimensional hard x-ray field retrieval using a moveable structure," Opt. Express 18, 18374-18382 (2010)

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