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  • Vol. 8, Iss. 3 — Apr. 4, 2013

X-ray imaging inside the focal spot of polycapillary optics using the coded aperture concept

K. M. Dąbrowski, D. T. Dul, and P. Korecki  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 3, pp. 2920-2927 (2013)

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We present a method for x-ray imaging of objects inside the focal spot of polycapillary optics that resolves details smaller than the focal spot dimensions. This method employs coded aperture imaging, in which the micro-structure of polycapillary optics is treated as the coding pattern. Projection of the object is decoded from a magnified x-ray image of the polycapillary structure which is specifically sharpened by the object. Field of view can be extended by scanning the object across the focal spot.

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OCIS Codes
(180.7460) Microscopy : X-ray microscopy
(340.0340) X-ray optics : X-ray optics

ToC Category:
X-ray Optics

Original Manuscript: November 16, 2012
Revised Manuscript: January 4, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: January 4, 2013
Published: January 30, 2013

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Vol. 8, Iss. 3 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

K. M. Dąbrowski, D. T. Dul, and P. Korecki, "X-ray imaging inside the focal spot of polycapillary optics using the coded aperture concept," Opt. Express 21, 2920-2927 (2013)

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