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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 9 — Apr. 25, 2011
  • pp: 8423–8432

Four-dimensional X-ray phase tomography with Talbot interferometry and white synchrotron radiation: dynamic observation of a living worm

Atsushi Momose, Wataru Yashiro, Sébastien Harasse, and Hiroaki Kuwabara  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 9, pp. 8423-8432 (2011)

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X-ray Talbot interferometry is attractive as a method for X-ray phase imaging and phase tomography for objects that weakly absorb X-rays. Because X-ray Talbot interferometry has the advantage that X-rays of a broad energy bandwidth can be used, high-speed X-ray phase imaging is possible with white synchrotron radiation. In this paper, we demonstrate time-resolved three-dimensional observation with X-ray Talbot interferometry (namely, four-dimensional X-ray phase tomography). Differential phase images, from which a phase tomogram was reconstructed, were obtained through the Fourier-transform method, unlike the phase-stepping method that requires several (at least three) moiré images to be measured sequentially in order to generate one differential phase image. We demonstrate dynamic observation of a living worm in three dimensions with a time resolution of 0.5 s, visualizing a drastic change in the respiratory tract.

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OCIS Codes
(340.6720) X-ray optics : Synchrotron radiation
(340.7440) X-ray optics : X-ray imaging
(340.7450) X-ray optics : X-ray interferometry

ToC Category:
X-ray Optics

Original Manuscript: December 22, 2010
Revised Manuscript: March 29, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: April 4, 2011
Published: April 18, 2011

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Atsushi Momose, Wataru Yashiro, Sébastien Harasse, and Hiroaki Kuwabara, "Four-dimensional X-ray phase tomography with Talbot interferometry and white synchrotron radiation: dynamic observation of a living worm," Opt. Express 19, 8423-8432 (2011)

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