Volume 120, Number 1, October 2017
|Number of page(s)||5|
|Section||Condensed Matter: Structural, Mechanical and Thermal Properties|
|Published online||27 December 2017|
Thermal x-ray diffraction and near-field phase contrast imaging
1 SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory - Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA
2 Center for Free-Electron Laser Science, DESY - Notkestr. 85, D-22607 Hamburg, Germany
3 Max Planck Institute for the Structure and Dynamics of Matter - D-22761 Hamburg, Germany
4 Institut für Optik, Information und Photonik, Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg - D-91058 Erlangen, Germany
5 Erlangen Graduate School in Advanced Optical Technologies (SAOT), Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg D-91052 Erlangen, Germany
6 Institute for Quantum Science and Engineering, Texas A&M University - College Station, TX 77843, USA
7 Institute of Physics and Institute of Plasma Physics, Academy of Science of Czech Republic Na Slovance 1999/2, 18221 Prague 8, Czech Republic
8 Department of Physics, University of Hamburg - Jungiusstrae 9, D-20355 Hamburg, Germany
9 Hamburg Centre for Ultrafast Imaging - Luruper Chaussee 149, D-22761 Hamburg, Germany
10 Department of Physics, University of Maryland - Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD 21250, USA
Received: 4 August 2017
Accepted: 21 November 2017
Using higher-order coherence of thermal light sources, the resolution power of standard x-ray imaging techniques can be enhanced. In this work, we applied the higher-order measurement to far-field x-ray diffraction and near-field phase contrast imaging (PCI), in order to achieve superresolution in x-ray diffraction and obtain enhanced intensity contrast in PCI. The cost of implementing such schemes is minimal compared to the methods that achieve similar effects by using entangled x-ray photon pairs.
PACS: 61.05.cc – Theories of x-ray diffraction and scattering / 42.50.Ct – Quantum description of interaction of light and matter; related experiments
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