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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 16 — Aug. 1, 2011
  • pp: 15069–15076

Two dimensional hard x-ray nanofocusing with crossed multilayer Laue lenses

Hanfei Yan, Volker Rose, Deming Shu, Enju Lima, Hyon Chol Kang, Ray Conley, Chian Liu, Nima Jahedi, Albert T. Macrander, G. Brian Stephenson, Martin Holt, Yong S. Chu, Ming Lu, and Jörg Maser  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 16, pp. 15069-15076 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.015069


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Abstract

Hard x-ray microscopy with nanometer resolution will open frontiers in the study of materials and devices, environmental sciences, and life sciences by utilizing the unique characterization capabilities of x-rays. Here we report two-dimensional nanofocusing by multilayer Laue lenses (MLLs), a type of diffractive optics that is in principle capable of focusing x-rays to 1 nm. We demonstrate focusing to a 25 × 27 nm2 FWHM spot with an efficiency of 2% at a photon energy of 12 keV, and to a 25 × 40 nm2 FWHM spot with an efficiency of 17% at a photon energy of 19.5 keV.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1970) Diffraction and gratings : Diffractive optics
(180.7460) Microscopy : X-ray microscopy

ToC Category:
X-ray Optics

History
Original Manuscript: April 7, 2011
Revised Manuscript: May 19, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: May 22, 2011
Published: July 21, 2011

Virtual Issues
Vol. 6, Iss. 9 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

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Hanfei Yan, Volker Rose, Deming Shu, Enju Lima, Hyon Chol Kang, Ray Conley, Chian Liu, Nima Jahedi, Albert T. Macrander, G. Brian Stephenson, Martin Holt, Yong S. Chu, Ming Lu, and Jörg Maser, "Two dimensional hard x-ray nanofocusing with crossed multilayer Laue lenses," Opt. Express 19, 15069-15076 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-16-15069


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