Coherent X-Ray Optics

Paperback | September 1, 2013

byDavid Paganin

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This book gives a thorough treatment of the rapidly-expanding field of coherent X-ray optics, which has recently experienced something of a renaissance with the availability of third-generation synchrotron sources. It is the first book of its kind. The author begins with a treatment of thefundamentals of X-ray diffraction for both coherent and partially coherent radiation, together with the interactions of X-rays with matter. X-ray sources, optical elements and detectors are then discussed, with an emphasis on their role in coherent X-ray optics. Various facets of coherent X-rayimaging are then discussed, including holography, interferometry, self imaging, phase contrast and phase retrieval. Lastly, the foundations of the new field of singular X-ray optics are examined. Most topics are developed from first principles, with numerous references given to the contemporary research literature. This book will be useful to X-ray physicists and students, together with optical physicists and engineers who wish to learn more about the fascinating subject of coherent X-rayoptics.

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This book gives a thorough treatment of the rapidly-expanding field of coherent X-ray optics, which has recently experienced something of a renaissance with the availability of third-generation synchrotron sources. It is the first book of its kind. The author begins with a treatment of thefundamentals of X-ray diffraction for both cohe...

David M. Paganin is a Lecturer at the School of Physics at Monash University in Australia.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:424 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.01 inPublished:September 1, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. X-ray wave-fields in free space2. X-ray interactions with matter3. X-ray sources, optical elements, and detectors4. Coherent X-ray imaging5. Singular X-ray opticsAppendix A: Review of Fourier analysisAppendix B: Fresnel scaling theoremAppendix C: Reciprocity theorem for monochromatic sclalar fields

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"... excellent and timely in a rapidly growing field." --Janos Kirz, State University of New York at Stony Brook