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  • Vol. 8, Iss. 8 — Sep. 4, 2013

Full-wave approach for x-ray phase imaging

Yongjin Sung, Colin J. R. Sheppard, George Barbastathis, Masami Ando, and Rajiv Gupta  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 15, pp. 17547-17557 (2013)

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We present a rigorous forward model for phase imaging of a 3-D object illuminated by a cone-shaped x-ray beam. Our model is based on a full-wave approach valid under the first Rytov approximation, and thus can be used with large and thick objects, e.g., luggage and human patients. We unify light-matter interaction and free-space propagation into an integrated wave optics framework. Therefore, our model can accurately calculate x-ray phase images formed with sources of arbitrary shape, and it can be effectively incorporated into x-ray phase tomography as a forward model. Within the best of our knowledge, this is the first non-paraxial, full-wave model for X-ray phase imaging.

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OCIS Codes
(340.7440) X-ray optics : X-ray imaging
(290.5825) Scattering : Scattering theory

ToC Category:
X-ray Optics

Original Manuscript: June 3, 2013
Revised Manuscript: June 29, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: June 30, 2013
Published: July 15, 2013

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Vol. 8, Iss. 8 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Yongjin Sung, Colin J. R. Sheppard, George Barbastathis, Masami Ando, and Rajiv Gupta, "Full-wave approach for x-ray phase imaging," Opt. Express 21, 17547-17557 (2013)

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