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Design and fabrication of a micro optical system for x-ray analysis of biological cells
Author(s): M. Y. Al Aioubi; P. D. Prewett; S. E. Huq; V. Djakov; A. G. Michette
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X-ray technology provides a number of powerful tools used in many different areas of science and industry. The ability to focus x-rays is the key to a wide range of applications including medicine (diagnosis and therapy), industrial applications (lithography and inspection), astronomy (space telescopes) and x-ray imaging (microscopy and analysis). This work presents the design and microfabrication of a novel x-ray micro optical system for use in an x-ray microprobe for analysis of biological cells. A reflective micro-optical system capable of focusing a wide range of wavelengths is at an advanced stage of development. The lens system consists of a pair of microfabricated optical elements, one of which has variable curvature providing a unique mechanically-actuated zoom focusing capability. Experiments have been carried out to measure the changes of the focal length (lens curvature) and sensor calibration.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 June 2005
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 5825, Opto-Ireland 2005: Optoelectronics, Photonic Devices, and Optical Networks, (3 June 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.604507
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M. Y. Al Aioubi, The Univ. of Birmingham (United Kingdom)
P. D. Prewett, The Univ. of Birmingham (United Kingdom)
S. E. Huq, CLRC Rutherford Appelton Lab. (United Kingdom)
V. Djakov, CLRC Rutherford Appelton Lab. (United Kingdom)
A. G. Michette, King's College, Univ. of London (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5825:
Opto-Ireland 2005: Optoelectronics, Photonic Devices, and Optical Networks
John Gerard McInerney; Harold S. Gamble; Gerald Farrell; David M. Denieffe; Padraig Hughes; R. Alan Moore; Liam Barry, Editor(s)

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