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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 8 — Apr. 22, 2013
  • pp: 9959–9966

Tabletop single-shot extreme ultraviolet Fourier transform holography of an extended object

Erik B. Malm, Nils C. Monserud, Christopher G. Brown, Przemyslaw W. Wachulak, Huiwen Xu, Ganesh Balakrishnan, Weilun Chao, Erik Anderson, and Mario C. Marconi  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 8, pp. 9959-9966 (2013)

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We demonstrate single and multi-shot Fourier transform holography with the use of a tabletop extreme ultraviolet laser. The reference wave was produced by a Fresnel zone plate with a central opening that allowed the incident beam to illuminate the sample directly. The high reference wave intensity allows for larger objects to be imaged compared to mask-based lensless Fourier transform holography techniques. We obtain a spatial resolution of 169 nm from a single laser pulse and a resolution of 128 nm from an accumulation of 20 laser pulses for an object ~11x11μm2 in size. This experiment utilized a tabletop extreme ultraviolet laser that produces a highly coherent ~1.2 ns laser pulse at 46.9 nm wavelength.

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OCIS Codes
(110.7440) Imaging systems : X-ray imaging
(180.7460) Microscopy : X-ray microscopy
(340.7440) X-ray optics : X-ray imaging
(090.1995) Holography : Digital holography

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X-ray Optics

Original Manuscript: January 24, 2013
Revised Manuscript: April 1, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: April 8, 2013
Published: April 15, 2013

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Erik B. Malm, Nils C. Monserud, Christopher G. Brown, Przemyslaw W. Wachulak, Huiwen Xu, Ganesh Balakrishnan, Weilun Chao, Erik Anderson, and Mario C. Marconi, "Tabletop single-shot extreme ultraviolet Fourier transform holography of an extended object," Opt. Express 21, 9959-9966 (2013)

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