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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 1 — Jan. 14, 2013
  • pp: 647–661

A quantitative, non-interferometric X-ray phase contrast imaging technique

Peter R.T. Munro, Luigi Rigon, Konstantin Ignatyev, Frances C.M. Lopez, Diego Dreossi, Robert D. Speller, and Alessandro Olivo  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 1, pp. 647-661 (2013)

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We present a quantitative, non-interferometric, X-ray differential phase contrast imaging technique based on the edge illumination principle. We derive a novel phase retrieval algorithm which requires only two images to be acquired and verify the technique experimentally using synchrotron radiation. The technique is useful for planar imaging but is expected to be important for quantitative phase tomography also. The properties and limitations of the technique are studied in detail.

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OCIS Codes
(110.7440) Imaging systems : X-ray imaging
(120.5050) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Phase measurement
(340.6720) X-ray optics : Synchrotron radiation

ToC Category:
X-ray Optics

Original Manuscript: August 30, 2012
Revised Manuscript: October 8, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: October 9, 2012
Published: January 7, 2013

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Peter R.T. Munro, Luigi Rigon, Konstantin Ignatyev, Frances C.M. Lopez, Diego Dreossi, Robert D. Speller, and Alessandro Olivo, "A quantitative, non-interferometric X-ray phase contrast imaging technique," Opt. Express 21, 647-661 (2013)

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