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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 17 — Sep. 1, 2009
  • pp: 2631–2633

Sub-25-nm laboratory x-ray microscopy using a compound Fresnel zone plate

Olov von Hofsten, Michael Bertilson, Julia Reinspach, Anders Holmberg, Hans M. Hertz, and Ulrich Vogt  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 17, pp. 2631-2633 (2009)

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Improving the resolution in x-ray microscopes is of high priority to enable future applications in nanoscience. However, high-resolution zone-plate optics often have low efficiency, which makes implementation in laboratory microscopes difficult. We present a laboratory x-ray microscope based on a compound zone plate. The compound zone plate utilizes multiple diffraction orders to achieve high resolution while maintaining reasonable efficiency. We analyze the illumination conditions necessary for this type of optics in order to suppress stray light and demonstrate microscopic imaging resolving 25 nm features.

© 2009 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

Original Manuscript: April 1, 2009
Revised Manuscript: July 22, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: July 31, 2009
Published: August 25, 2009

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Olov von Hofsten, Michael Bertilson, Julia Reinspach, Anders Holmberg, Hans M. Hertz, and Ulrich Vogt, "Sub-25-nm laboratory x-ray microscopy using a compound Fresnel zone plate," Opt. Lett. 34, 2631-2633 (2009)

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