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X-ray shearing interferometer and tomographic reconstruction of refractive index from its data
Author(s): Koichi Iwata; Yoshihiro Takeda; Hisao Kikuta
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Paper Abstract

Two shearing X-ray interferometers and reconstruction of refractive index distribution from their data are described. The first interferometer is made of a silicon single crystal consisting of two pairs of blades. It can be used with an incoherent x-ray source such as a usual X-ray tube. Simple experiments are made with the interferometer. An algorithm for reconstructing refractive index distribution from the shearing data is described and refractive index distribution on a section of an acrylic cylinder is reconstructed experimentally with the algorithm. Features of the interferometer are discussed. On the basis of the discussion an grooved grating shearing interferometer that can be used with an ordinary X-ray tube is proposed and its performance is estimated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 October 2004
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5535, Developments in X-Ray Tomography IV, (26 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.559457
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Koichi Iwata, Osaka Prefecture Univ. (Japan)
Yoshihiro Takeda, Univ. of Tsukuba (Japan)
Hisao Kikuta, Osaka Prefecture Univ. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5535:
Developments in X-Ray Tomography IV
Ulrich Bonse, Editor(s)

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