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  • Vol. 24, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 1999
  • pp: 587–589

Deflection and diffraction of x rays bound to curved surfaces

Chien Liu and Jene A. Golovchenko  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 24, Issue 9, pp. 587-589 (1999)

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We present two new x-ray optical effects observed on a whispering-gallery waveguide. The first is a gradual in-surface deflection of guided waves caused by the non-Euclidean intrinsic curvature of the waveguide surface. The second is the excitation of in-surface dynamical diffraction modes that reflects the strong influence of the surface photonic band structure of a crystalline waveguide. Both phenomena portend a rich array of basic and applied x-ray optical potentialities.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1940) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides
(240.0240) Optics at surfaces : Optics at surfaces
(340.0340) X-ray optics : X-ray optics

Chien Liu and Jene A. Golovchenko, "Deflection and diffraction of x rays bound to curved surfaces," Opt. Lett. 24, 587-589 (1999)

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