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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 25 — Dec. 16, 2013
  • pp: 30932–30946

Hybrid diamond-silicon angular-dispersive x-ray monochromator with 0.25-meV energy bandwidth and high spectral efficiency

S. Stoupin, Y. V. Shvyd’ko, D. Shu, V. D. Blank, S. A. Terentyev, S. N. Polyakov, M. S. Kuznetsov, I. Lemesh, K. Mundboth, S. P. Collins, J. P. Sutter, and M. Tolkiehn  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 25, pp. 30932-30946 (2013)

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We report on the design, implementation, and performance of an x-ray monochromator with ultra-high energy resolution (ΔE/E ≃ 2.7 × 10−8) and high spectral efficiency using x rays with photon energies E ≃ 9.13 keV. The operating principle of the monochromator is based on the phenomenon of angular dispersion in Bragg back-diffraction. The optical scheme of the monochromator is a modification of a scheme reported earlier [Shvyd’ko et al., Phys. Rev. A 84, 053823 (2011)], where a collimator/wavelength selector Si crystal was replaced with a 100-μm-thick type IIa diamond crystal. This modification provides a very-small-energy bandwidth ΔE ≃ 0.25 meV, a 3-fold increase in the aperture of the accepted beam, a reduction in the cumulative angular dispersion rate of x rays emanating from the monochromator for better focusing on a sample, a sufficient angular acceptance matching the angular divergence of an undulator source (≈ 10 μrad), and an improved throughput due to low x-ray absorption in the thin diamond crystal. The measured spectral efficiency of the monochromator was ≈ 65% with an aperture of 0.3 × 1 mm2. The performance parameters of the monochromator are suitable for inelastic x-ray spectroscopy with an absolute energy resolution ΔE < 1 meV.

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OCIS Codes
(120.4140) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Monochromators
(220.1920) Optical design and fabrication : Diamond machining
(230.1480) Optical devices : Bragg reflectors
(300.6560) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, x-ray
(340.6720) X-ray optics : Synchrotron radiation

ToC Category:
X-ray Optics

Original Manuscript: September 16, 2013
Revised Manuscript: October 30, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: November 1, 2013
Published: December 9, 2013

S. Stoupin, Y. V. Shvyd’ko, D. Shu, V. D. Blank, S. A. Terentyev, S. N. Polyakov, M. S. Kuznetsov, I. Lemesh, K. Mundboth, S. P. Collins, J. P. Sutter, and M. Tolkiehn, "Hybrid diamond-silicon angular-dispersive x-ray monochromator with 0.25-meV energy bandwidth and high spectral efficiency," Opt. Express 21, 30932-30946 (2013)

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