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  • Vol. 33, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 2008
  • pp: 932–934

Compact Zernike phase contrast x-ray microscopy using a single-element optic

O. von Hofsten, M. Bertilson, M. Lindblom, A. Holmberg, and U. Vogt  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 9, pp. 932-934 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.33.000932


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Abstract

We demonstrate Zernike phase contrast in a compact soft x-ray microscope using a single-element optic. The optic is a combined imaging zone plate and a Zernike phase plate and does not require any additional alignment or components. Contrast is increased and inversed in an image of a test object using the Zernike zone plate. This type of optic may be implemented into any existing x-ray microscope where phase contrast is of interest.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(340.0340) X-ray optics : X-ray optics
(340.7460) X-ray optics : X-ray microscopy

ToC Category:
X-ray Optics

History
Original Manuscript: December 20, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: March 14, 2008
Published: April 23, 2008

Virtual Issues
Vol. 3, Iss. 6 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Citation
O. von Hofsten, M. Bertilson, M. Lindblom, A. Holmberg, and U. Vogt, "Compact Zernike phase contrast x-ray microscopy using a single-element optic," Opt. Lett. 33, 932-934 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-33-9-932


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