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  • Vol. 7, Iss. 12 — Dec. 19, 2012

Effect of shot noise on X-ray speckle visibility spectroscopy

Ichiro Inoue, Yuya Shinohara, Akira Watanabe, and Yoshiyuki Amemiya  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 24, pp. 26878-26887 (2012)

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X-ray speckle visibility spectroscopy (XSVS) is a method for studying dynamics in disordered systems. This method was originally developed in the visible-light region, in which an intense laser can be used. When applied in the X-ray region, where the number of photons is much smaller than in the visible-light region, it suffers from photon statistics. In this paper, we quantitatively discuss the effect of photon shot noise on XSVS analyses. The effect is experimentally confirmed using sequential speckle patterns from Brownian polystyrene nanospheres in glycerol.

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(030.5290) Coherence and statistical optics : Photon statistics
(300.6480) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, speckle

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Original Manuscript: October 10, 2012
Revised Manuscript: November 6, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: November 7, 2012
Published: November 14, 2012

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Vol. 7, Iss. 12 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Ichiro Inoue, Yuya Shinohara, Akira Watanabe, and Yoshiyuki Amemiya, "Effect of shot noise on X-ray speckle visibility spectroscopy," Opt. Express 20, 26878-26887 (2012)

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