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  • Vol. 4, Iss. 9 — Sep. 4, 2009

High-speed X-ray phase imaging and X-ray phase tomography with Talbot interferometer and white synchrotron radiation

Atsushi Momose, Wataru Yashiro, Hirohide Maikusa, and Yoshihiro Takeda  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 15, pp. 12540-12545 (2009)

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X-ray Talbot interferometry, which uses two transmission gratings, has the advantage that broad energy bandwidth x-rays can be used. We demonstrate the use of white synchrotron radiation for high-speed X-ray phase imaging and tomography in combination with an X-ray Talbot interferometer. The moiré fringe visibility over 20% was attained, enabling quantitative phase measurement. X-ray phase images with a frame rate of 500 f/s and an X-ray phase tomogram with a scan time of 0.5 s were obtained successfully. This result suggests a breakthrough for time-resolved three-dimensional observation of objects that weakly absorb X-rays, such as soft material and biological objects.

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OCIS Codes
(340.6720) X-ray optics : Synchrotron radiation
(340.7440) X-ray optics : X-ray imaging
(340.7450) X-ray optics : X-ray interferometry

ToC Category:
X-ray Optics

Original Manuscript: June 1, 2009
Revised Manuscript: July 3, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: July 4, 2009
Published: July 9, 2009

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Vol. 4, Iss. 9 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Atsushi Momose, Wataru Yashiro, Hirohide Maikusa, and Yoshihiro Takeda, "High-speed X-ray phase imaging and X-ray phase tomography with Talbot interferometer and white synchrotron radiation," Opt. Express 17, 12540-12545 (2009)

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