Multilayer polarization elements and their applications to polarimetric studies in vacuum ultraviolet and soft X-ray regions

Makoto WATANABE, Tadashi HATANO, Katsuhiko SAITO, Weibing HU, Takeo EJIMA, Toshihide TSURU, Masahiko TAKAHASHI, Hiroaki KIMURA, Toko HIRONO, Zhangshan WANG, Mingqi CUI, Masaki YAMAMOTO, Mihiro Yanagihara

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Abstract

Multilayer polarization elements and their applications to polarimetric studies in 20-400 eV region are mainly reviewed. General principle of selecting material combinations to get high linear polarizance multilayers of reflection type is given with practical examples, with periodic or non-periodic layer structures depending on the usage. Transmission type is introduced as linear polarizer and phase shifter. Their applications include polarization diagnosis of laboratory optical systems and synchrotron radiation beamlines of linear and circular polarization, magnetic rotation experiments such as Faraday rotation and magnetic Kerr rotation on magnetic films and multilayers, and ellipsometry to measure optical constants of thin films precisely. Polarization analysis of soft X-ray fluorescence using multilayer-coated grating is also mentioned. Finally this review is summarized with outlook of further developments.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)193-203
Number of pages11
JournalNuclear Science and Techniques/Hewuli
Volume19
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Aug 1

Keywords

  • Multilayer
  • O434.19
  • O436.3
  • O436.4
  • Phase shifter
  • Polarizer
  • Soft X-ray
  • Synchrotron radiation
  • Vacuum ultraviolet

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering

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