Wide-field-of-view phase-contrast imaging of nanostructures with a comparatively large polychromatic soft x-ray plasma source.

Abstract

Polychromatic soft x-ray plasma sources were not previously considered to be among the sources suitable for the propagation based phase contrast imaging because of their comparatively large emission-zone size. In the current work a scheme based on the combination of soft x-ray emission of multicharged ions, generated by the interaction of femtosecond laser pulses with an ultrasonic jet of gas clusters, and an LiF crystal detector was used to obtain phase-enhanced high-resolution images of micro- and nanoscale objects in a wide field of view.

DOI: 10.1364/OL.34.003268

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@article{Gasilov2009WidefieldofviewPI, title={Wide-field-of-view phase-contrast imaging of nanostructures with a comparatively large polychromatic soft x-ray plasma source.}, author={Sergei V Gasilov and Anatoly Ya Faenov and T A Pikuz and Y Fukuda and Masaki Kando and Tetsuya Kawachi and Igor Yu Skobelev and Hiroaki Daido and Yoshihisa Kato and Sergei V. Bulanov}, journal={Optics letters}, year={2009}, volume={34 21}, pages={3268-70} }