We present numerical simulations optimizing the layer shapes of curved focusing x-ray multilayer mirrors deployed at synchrotron radiation facilities using a wave-optical model. The confocal elliptical shapes of the inner layers are corrected for refraction based on the modified Bragg law. Simulated wave amplitudes are further propagated to the focal region, promising nanometer focusing.
© 2013 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: September 23, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: October 29, 2013
Published: November 26, 2013
Vol. 9, Iss. 2 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics
Markus Osterhoff, Christian Morawe, Claudio Ferrero, and Jean-Pierre Guigay, "Optimized x-ray multilayer mirrors for single nanometer focusing," Opt. Lett. 38, 5126-5129 (2013)