Quantitative phase retrieval with picosecond X-ray pulses from the ATF inverse compton scattering source

M. Endrizzi, T. E. Gureyev, P. Delogu, Paola Oliva-Altamirano, B. Golosio, M. Carpinelli, I. Pogorelsky, V. Yakimenko, Ubaldo Bottigli

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Quantitative phase retrieval is experimentally demonstrated using the Inverse Compton Scattering X-ray source available at the Accelerator Test Facility (ATF) in the Brookhaven National Laboratory. Phase-contrast images are collected using in-line geometry, with a single X-ray pulse of approximate duration of one picosecond. The projected thickness of homogeneous samples of various polymers is recovered quantitatively from the time-averaged intensity of transmitted X-rays. The data are in good agreement with the expectations showing that ATF Inverse Compton Scattering source is suitable for performing phase-sensitive quantitative X-ray imaging on the picosecond scale. The method shows promise for quantitative imaging of fast dynamic phenomena.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2748-2753
Number of pages6
JournalOptics Express
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 31 Jan 2011
Externally publishedYes

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