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XUV coherent diffraction imaging in reflection geometry with low numerical aperture

Michael Zürch, Christian Kern, and Christian Spielmann  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 18, pp. 21131-21147 (2013)

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We present an experimental realization of coherent diffraction imaging in reflection geometry illuminating the sample with a laser driven high harmonic generation (HHG) based XUV source. After recording the diffraction pattern in reflection geometry, the data must be corrected before the image can be reconstructed with a hybrid-input-output (HIO) algorithm. In this paper we present a detailed investigation of sources of spoiling the reconstructed image due to the nonlinear momentum transfer, errors in estimating the angle of incidence on the sample, and distortions by placing the image off center in the computation grid. Finally we provide guidelines for the necessary parameters to realize a satisfactory reconstruction within a spatial resolution in the range of one micron for an imaging scheme with a numerical aperture NA < 0.03.

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OCIS Codes
(100.3010) Image processing : Image reconstruction techniques
(100.5070) Image processing : Phase retrieval
(110.0180) Imaging systems : Microscopy
(110.1650) Imaging systems : Coherence imaging
(110.7440) Imaging systems : X-ray imaging
(190.4160) Nonlinear optics : Multiharmonic generation
(260.7200) Physical optics : Ultraviolet, extreme

ToC Category:
Imaging Systems

Original Manuscript: May 7, 2013
Revised Manuscript: July 15, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: July 21, 2013
Published: September 3, 2013

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Vol. 8, Iss. 10 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Michael Zürch, Christian Kern, and Christian Spielmann, "XUV coherent diffraction imaging in reflection geometry with low numerical aperture," Opt. Express 21, 21131-21147 (2013)

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