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  • Editors: Andrew Dunn and Anthony Durkin
  • Vol. 7, Iss. 6 — May. 25, 2012

Hard-X-ray imaging optics based on four aspherical mirrors with 50 nm resolution

Satoshi Matsuyama, Naotaka Kidani, Hidekazu Mimura, Yasuhisa Sano, Yoshiki Kohmura, Kenji Tamasaku, Makina Yabashi, Tetsuya Ishikawa, and Kazuto Yamauchi  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 9, pp. 10310-10319 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.010310


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Abstract

Ultraprecise imaging optics, which consists of two sets of elliptical mirrors and hyperbolic mirrors aligned perpendicular to each other (i.e., advanced Kirkpatrick–Baez mirrrors), is developed to realize high-resolution and achromatic full-field hard-X-ray microscopy. Experiments to form a demagnified image (with horizontal and vertical demagnification factors of 385 and 210, respectively) are conducted to evaluate the optical system at an X-ray energy of 11.5 keV at SPring-8. Results show that the imaging system can form a demagnified image with nearly diffraction-limited resolutions of ~50 nm in the horizontal and vertical directions. The field of view is also experimentally estimated to be ~12 × ~14 μm2 when used as a magnification imaging system.

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OCIS Codes
(340.7460) X-ray optics : X-ray microscopy
(340.7470) X-ray optics : X-ray mirrors

ToC Category:
X-ray Optics

History
Original Manuscript: January 27, 2012
Revised Manuscript: March 26, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: March 28, 2012
Published: April 19, 2012

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Vol. 7, Iss. 6 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

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Satoshi Matsuyama, Naotaka Kidani, Hidekazu Mimura, Yasuhisa Sano, Yoshiki Kohmura, Kenji Tamasaku, Makina Yabashi, Tetsuya Ishikawa, and Kazuto Yamauchi, "Hard-X-ray imaging optics based on four aspherical mirrors with 50 nm resolution," Opt. Express 20, 10310-10319 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/vjbo/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-9-10310


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