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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 2009
  • pp: 1618–1620

Tabletop soft-x-ray Fourier transform holography with 50 nm resolution

R. L. Sandberg, D. A. Raymondson, C. La-o-vorakiat, A. Paul, K. S. Raines, J. Miao, M. M. Murnane, H. C. Kapteyn, and W. F. Schlotter  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 11, pp. 1618-1620 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.34.001618


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Abstract

We present what we believe to be the first implementation of Fourier transform (FT) holography using a tabletop coherent x-ray source. By applying curvature correction to compensate for the large angles inherent in high-NA coherent imaging, we achieve image resolution of 89 nm using high-harmonic beams at a wavelength of 29 nm . Moreover, by combining holography with iterative phase retrieval, we improve the image resolution to < 53 nm . We also demonstrate that FT holography can be used effectively with short exposure times of 30 s . This technique will enable biological and materials microscopy with simultaneously high spatial and temporal resolution on a tabletop soft-x-ray source.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(090.4220) Holography : Multiplex holography
(100.5070) Image processing : Phase retrieval
(110.1650) Imaging systems : Coherence imaging
(340.7440) X-ray optics : X-ray imaging
(340.7480) X-ray optics : X-rays, soft x-rays, extreme ultraviolet (EUV)

ToC Category:
X-ray Optics

History
Original Manuscript: November 13, 2008
Revised Manuscript: February 17, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: March 10, 2009
Published: May 19, 2009

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Vol. 4, Iss. 8 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Citation
R. L. Sandberg, D. A. Raymondson, C. La-o-vorakiat, A. Paul, K. S. Raines, J. Miao, M. M. Murnane, H. C. Kapteyn, and W. F. Schlotter, "Tabletop soft-x-ray Fourier transform holography with 50 nm resolution," Opt. Lett. 34, 1618-1620 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-34-11-1618

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