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Understanding surface scatter effects in grazing incidence x-ray synchrotron applications
Author(s): James E. Harvey; Patrick L. Thompson; Cynthia L. Vernold
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Paper Abstract

Non-intuitive surface scatter effects resulting from practical optical fabrication tolerances frequently dominate both diffraction effects and geometrical aberrations in high resolution grazing incidence x-ray synchrotron applications. The resulting reduction optical performance due to scattering is a strong function of x-ray energy, residual surface characteristics, incident angle, and the optical performance criterion appropriate to the application. A simple Fourier treatment of surface scatter phenomena, based upon a non-paraxial scalar diffraction theory, is referenced and utilized to produce parametric performance predictions that provide physical insight and understanding into the surface scatter phenomenon and its effect upon optical performance in x-ray synchrotron applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 November 1998
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3447, Advances in Mirror Technology for Synchrotron X-Ray and Laser Applications, (13 November 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.331121
Show Author Affiliations
James E. Harvey, CREOL/Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
Patrick L. Thompson, CREOL/Univ. of Central Florida (United States)
Cynthia L. Vernold, CREOL/Univ. of Central Florida (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3447:
Advances in Mirror Technology for Synchrotron X-Ray and Laser Applications
Ali M. Khounsary, Editor(s)

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