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  • Editor: Gregory W. Faris
  • Vol. 3, Iss. 6 — Jun. 17, 2008

Compact Zernike phase contrast x-ray microscopy using a single-element optic

O. von Hofsten, M. Bertilson, M. Lindblom, A. Holmberg, and U. Vogt  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 9, pp. 932-934 (2008)

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We demonstrate Zernike phase contrast in a compact soft x-ray microscope using a single-element optic. The optic is a combined imaging zone plate and a Zernike phase plate and does not require any additional alignment or components. Contrast is increased and inversed in an image of a test object using the Zernike zone plate. This type of optic may be implemented into any existing x-ray microscope where phase contrast is of interest.

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

ToC Category:
X-ray Optics

Original Manuscript: December 20, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: March 14, 2008
Published: April 23, 2008

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Vol. 3, Iss. 6 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

O. von Hofsten, M. Bertilson, M. Lindblom, A. Holmberg, and U. Vogt, "Compact Zernike phase contrast x-ray microscopy using a single-element optic," Opt. Lett. 33, 932-934 (2008)

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