OSA's Digital Library

Optics Letters

Optics Letters

| RAPID, SHORT PUBLICATIONS ON THE LATEST IN OPTICAL DISCOVERIES

  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 2014
  • pp: 1250–1253

Bidimensional focusing of x rays by refraction in an edge

Werner Jark and Gianluca Grenci  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 5, pp. 1250-1253 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.39.001250


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (312 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

When an x-ray beam passes through the tip of a triangular prism, i.e., an edge, it undergoes two consecutive refraction processes. This will also happen when the incident beam is not perpendicular to the tip but when the beam progresses at a very small inclination to it. It will be shown that in such a condition, when both interfaces adjacent to the tip have concave surfaces, decoupled focusing in two orthogonal directions can be introduced in the transmitted x-ray beam. The limitations for this application are discussed, and focusing of x rays to spots with diffraction limited sizes of the order of 100 nanometers is found to be feasible. The feasibility of bidimensional focusing by use of such a device was experimentally verified.

© 2014 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(120.5710) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Refraction
(120.7000) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Transmission
(180.7460) Microscopy : X-ray microscopy
(340.0340) X-ray optics : X-ray optics

ToC Category:
X-ray Optics

History
Original Manuscript: December 13, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: January 12, 2014
Published: February 25, 2014

Virtual Issues
Vol. 9, Iss. 5 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Citation
Werner Jark and Gianluca Grenci, "Bidimensional focusing of x rays by refraction in an edge," Opt. Lett. 39, 1250-1253 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-39-5-1250

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited