A parabolic, multilayer x-ray mirror, which can be used with a general lab-based x-ray source, was designed and fabricated. A glass substrate for the mirror was fabricated. Its surface was determined by following the rotation of a parabolic curve and was polished precisely. On the substrate surface, six W/Al bilayers were deposited to form the multilayer mirror. The effects of the mirror on x-ray images were investigated based on the calculated modulation transfer function (MTF) and image intensity values. Higher MTF and intensity values of an x-ray image were obtained using the mirror.
© 2012 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: May 9, 2012
Revised Manuscript: August 6, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: August 6, 2012
Published: September 6, 2012
Thanh-hai Nguyen, Seonggeun Song, Jin-Ho Jung, and Insu Jeon, "Development of a multilayer mirror for high-intensity monochromatic x-ray using lab-based x-ray source," Opt. Lett. 37, 3777-3779 (2012)