Coherent diffractive imaging of single layer microspheres

Khuong Ba Dinh, Adabelle X.P. Ong, Hoang Vu Le, Clare A. Henderson, Cuong Van Vuong, Peter Hannaford, Trevor A. Smith, Lap Van Dao

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We report the extreme ultraviolet (XUV) coherent diffractive imaging of silica/polymer micro-particle samples illuminated by a table-top high harmonic generation source at the wavelength of 30 nm. We achieve images constructed from diffraction patterns acquired with 13 μm × 13 μm samples comprising a sparse monolayer of spherical silica and polymer micro-particles. Successful reconstructed image of an aperiodic sample using this HHG source will open the path to the realization of a compact soft x-ray microscope to investigate other complex absorbing samples.

Original languageEnglish
Article number163102
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - 28 Apr 2015
Externally publishedYes

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