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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 36, Iss. 14 — Jul. 15, 2011
  • pp: 2602–2604

Resonance modes filtering in structured x-ray waveguides

Inna Bukreeva, Alessia Cedola, Andrea Sorrentino, Daniele Pelliccia, Viktor Asadchikov, and Stefano Lagomarsino  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 14, pp. 2602-2604 (2011)

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We discuss the self-imaging effect that occurs in a multimode planar x-ray waveguide (WG) with a nanometer vacuum gap, where an additional longitudinal periodicity has been imposed by a periodical structure (a micron scale step-like grating) on the reflecting sidewalls. Taking into account the general Montgomery conditions and the particular case of Talbot effect, we show that this additional longitudinal periodicity, if suitably designed, can filter out the asymmetric and the high order resonance modes, providing a coherent beam at the exit, even if the WG is illuminated by an incoherent source.

© 2011 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(340.0340) X-ray optics : X-ray optics
(340.7440) X-ray optics : X-ray imaging
(340.7460) X-ray optics : X-ray microscopy

ToC Category:
X-ray Optics

Original Manuscript: February 18, 2011
Revised Manuscript: April 14, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: April 21, 2011
Published: July 6, 2011

Inna Bukreeva, Alessia Cedola, Andrea Sorrentino, Daniele Pelliccia, Viktor Asadchikov, and Stefano Lagomarsino, "Resonance modes filtering in structured x-ray waveguides," Opt. Lett. 36, 2602-2604 (2011)

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