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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 9 — Apr. 23, 2012
  • pp: 9769–9776

Magnetic imaging by Fourier transform holography using linearly polarized x-rays

Maurizio Sacchi, Horia Popescu, Nicolas Jaouen, Marina Tortarolo, Franck Fortuna, Renaud Delaunay, and Carlo Spezzani  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 9, pp. 9769-9776 (2012)

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We present a method for imaging magnetic domains via x-ray Fourier transform holography at linearly polarized sources. Our approach is based on the separation of holographic mask and sample and on the Faraday rotation induced on the reference wave. We compare images of perpendicular magnetic domains obtained with either linearly or circularly polarized x-rays and discuss the relevance of this method to future experiments at free-electron laser and high-harmonic-generation sources.

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OCIS Codes
(160.3820) Materials : Magneto-optical materials
(230.5440) Optical devices : Polarization-selective devices
(300.6560) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, x-ray
(340.7440) X-ray optics : X-ray imaging

ToC Category:
X-ray Optics

Original Manuscript: February 23, 2012
Revised Manuscript: April 6, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: April 7, 2012
Published: April 13, 2012

Maurizio Sacchi, Horia Popescu, Nicolas Jaouen, Marina Tortarolo, Franck Fortuna, Renaud Delaunay, and Carlo Spezzani, "Magnetic imaging by Fourier transform holography using linearly polarized x-rays," Opt. Express 20, 9769-9776 (2012)

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