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The impact of novel 3D diffraction optics development
Author(s): Alexander Firsov; Maria Brzhezinskaya; Heike Loechel; Frank Siewert; Alexei Erko
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Paper Abstract

Dedicated diffractive VUV- and X-ray optical elements are essential for future developments in synchrotron instrumentation and methods like e.g. time-resolved spectroscopy. The quality of optical components like gratings or diffractive focusing elements matters directly to the results achievable. On the other hand the availability of such optical components is very limited at present. In this contribution we report on the development of new methods of time-resolved x-ray spectroscopy based on novel 3D diffractive optical elements (DOE) with a unique combination of properties. Such optical elements are of highest interest for application in modern synchrotron facilities like Free Electron Lasers (FELs) as well as for laboratory facilities with high harmonic generators (HHG). The project includes theoretical work as well as the development of a dedicated technology, including metrology, to manufacture such type of optics for applications in atomic, molecular and condensed matter physics. The here discussed type of optics was successfully implemented for soft-X-ray-application at the femto-second-slicing beamline at BESSY II storage ring of the Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin. DOE are expected to be important components in beamlines at upcoming new high brilliance X-ray sources such as FELs. The application of DOE`s allows to reduce the number of optical elements in a beamline. Thus allow to provide the highest possible transmission and flux as well as preserving the unique properties of FEL´s, like wave-front and coherence.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 May 2013
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8777, Damage to VUV, EUV, and X-ray Optics IV; and EUV and X-ray Optics: Synergy between Laboratory and Space III, 877713 (3 May 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2021517
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Alexander Firsov, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie GmbH (Germany)
Maria Brzhezinskaya, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie GmbH (Germany)
Heike Loechel, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie GmbH (Germany)
Frank Siewert, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie GmbH (Germany)
Alexei Erko, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie GmbH (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8777:
Damage to VUV, EUV, and X-ray Optics IV; and EUV and X-ray Optics: Synergy between Laboratory and Space III
Libor Juha; Saša Bajt; Richard London; René Hudec; Ladislav Pina, Editor(s)

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