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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 6 — Mar. 12, 2012
  • pp: 6496–6508

Phase contrast laminography based on Talbot interferometry

Venera Altapova, Lukas Helfen, Anton Myagotin, Daniel Hänschke, Julian Moosmann, Jan Gunneweg, and Tilo Baumbach  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 6, pp. 6496-6508 (2012)

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Synchrotron laminography is combined with Talbot grating interferometry to address weakly absorbing specimens. Integrating both methods into one set-up provides a powerful x-ray diagnostical technique for multiple contrast screening of macroscopically large flat specimen and a subsequent non-destructive three-dimensional (3-D) inspection of regions of interest. The technique simultaneously yields the reconstruction of the 3-D absorption, phase, and the so-called dark-field contrast maps. We report on the theoretical and instrumental implementation of of this novel technique. Its broad application potential is exemplarily demonstrated for the field of cultural heritage, namely study of the historical Dead Sea parchment.

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OCIS Codes
(100.2960) Image processing : Image analysis
(100.5070) Image processing : Phase retrieval
(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:
Image Processing

Original Manuscript: January 31, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: February 11, 2012
Published: March 5, 2012

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Venera Altapova, Lukas Helfen, Anton Myagotin, Daniel Hänschke, Julian Moosmann, Jan Gunneweg, and Tilo Baumbach, "Phase contrast laminography based on Talbot interferometry," Opt. Express 20, 6496-6508 (2012)

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