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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 17 — Sep. 1, 2012
  • pp: 3705–3707

Wave-optical theory of nanofocusing x-ray multilayer mirrors

Markus Osterhoff, Christian Morawe, Claudio Ferrero, and Jean-Pierre Guigay  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 17, pp. 3705-3707 (2012)

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We have derived a wave-optical model of curved nanofocusing x-ray multilayer mirrors used at synchrotron radiation sources, using a Takagi–Taupin-like approach. In a first approximation, the individual layers are assumed to be confocal elliptical. This assumption leads to a convenient spatial description in elliptical coordinates. As a first optimization, we study a rotation-like modification and compare numerical simulations to established results for planar multilayers.

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OCIS Codes
(340.7470) X-ray optics : X-ray mirrors
(070.7345) Fourier optics and signal processing : Wave propagation

ToC Category:
X-ray Optics

Original Manuscript: June 5, 2012
Revised Manuscript: July 16, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: July 29, 2012
Published: August 30, 2012

Markus Osterhoff, Christian Morawe, Claudio Ferrero, and Jean-Pierre Guigay, "Wave-optical theory of nanofocusing x-ray multilayer mirrors," Opt. Lett. 37, 3705-3707 (2012)

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