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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 2012
  • pp: 1688–1690

Single-pulse coherent diffraction imaging using soft x-ray laser

Hyon Chol Kang, Hyung Taek Kim, Sang Soo Kim, Chan Kim, Tae Jun Yu, Seong Ku Lee, Chul Min Kim, I Jong Kim, Jae Hee Sung, Karol A. Janulewicz, Jongmin Lee, and Do Young Noh  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 10, pp. 1688-1690 (2012)

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We report a coherent diffraction imaging (CDI) using a single 8 ps soft x-ray laser pulse at a wavelength of 13.9 nm. The soft x-ray pulse was generated by a laboratory-scale intense pumping laser providing coherent x-ray pulses up to the level of 1011photons/pulse. A spatial resolution below 194 nm was achieved with a single pulse, and it was shown that a resolution below 55 nm is feasible with improved detector capability. The single-pulse CDI might provide a way to investigate dynamics of nanoscale molecules or particles.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(100.5070) Image processing : Phase retrieval
(180.7460) Microscopy : X-ray microscopy
(320.7100) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast measurements
(340.7440) X-ray optics : X-ray imaging

ToC Category:
X-ray Optics

Original Manuscript: December 27, 2011
Revised Manuscript: March 4, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: March 4, 2012
Published: May 10, 2012

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