High-resolution and high-sensitivity phase-contrast imaging by focused hard x-ray ptychography with a spatial filter

Yukio Takahashi, Akihiro Suzuki, Shin Furutaku, Kazuto Yamauchi, Yoshiki Kohmura, Tetsuya Ishikawa

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Abstract

We demonstrate high-resolution and high-sensitivity x-ray phase-contrast imaging of a weakly scattering extended object by scanning coherent diffractive imaging, i.e., ptychography, using a focused x-ray beam with a spatial filter. We develop the x-ray illumination optics installed with the spatial filter to collect coherent diffraction patterns with a high signal-to-noise ratio. We quantitatively visualize the object with a slight phase shift ([formula omitted]) at spatial resolution better than 17 nm in a field of view larger than [formula omitted]. The present coherent method has a marked potential for high-resolution and wide-field-of-view observation of weakly scattering objects such as biological soft tissues.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume102
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Mar 4
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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