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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 2 — Jan. 17, 2011
  • pp: 540–545

Phase retrieval using polychromatic illumination for transmission X-ray microscopy

Yijin Liu, Joy C. Andrews, Junyue Wang, Florian Meirer, Peiping Zhu, Ziyu Wu, and Piero Pianetta  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 2, pp. 540-545 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.000540


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Abstract

An alternative method for quantitative phase retrieval in a transmission X-ray microscope system at sub-50-nm resolution is presented. As an alternative to moving the sample in the beam direction in order to analyze the propagation-introduced phase effect, we have illuminated the TXM using X-rays of different energy without any motor movement in the TXM system. Both theoretical analysis and experimental studies have confirmed the feasibility and the advantage of our method, because energy tuning can be performed with very high energy resolution using a double crystal monochromator at a synchrotron beam line, and there is zero motor error in TXM system in our approach. High-spatial-resolution phase retrieval is accomplished using the proposed method.

© 2011 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(340.7440) X-ray optics : X-ray imaging
(340.7460) X-ray optics : X-ray microscopy
(110.5086) Imaging systems : Phase unwrapping

ToC Category:
X-ray Optics

History
Original Manuscript: August 10, 2010
Revised Manuscript: October 28, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: December 2, 2010
Published: January 4, 2011

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Vol. 6, Iss. 2 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Citation
Yijin Liu, Joy C. Andrews, Junyue Wang, Florian Meirer, Peiping Zhu, Ziyu Wu, and Piero Pianetta, "Phase retrieval using polychromatic illumination for transmission X-ray microscopy," Opt. Express 19, 540-545 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-2-540


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