Progress and Prospects in Soft X-Ray Holographic Microscopy

  • M. R. Howells
  • C. Jacobsen
  • J. Kirz
  • K. McQuaid
  • S. S. Rothman


The majority of x-ray imaging experiments currently use the contact technique or x-ray analogues of the optical microscope, either in direct imaging or scanning mode, as described in Chapters 4−6. It is also possible, however, to obtain sample information by exploitation of the diffracted field, as is done in crystallography. To do this a method for determining and using the phases of the diffracted wave is needed. In the soft x-ray region, holography is one way to provide such a method. Other ways have been proposed by Sayre.1


Complex Refractive Index Diffraction Tomography Refractive Index Distribution National Synchrotron Light Source Longitudinal Resolution 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. R. Howells
    • 1
  • C. Jacobsen
    • 1
  • J. Kirz
    • 2
  • K. McQuaid
    • 3
  • S. S. Rothman
    • 3
  1. 1.Center for X-Ray Optics, Lawrence Berkeley LaboratoryBerkeleyUSA
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsState University of New York at Stony BrookStony BrookUSA
  3. 3.Schools of Medicine and DentistryUniversity of California-San FranciscoSan FranciscoUSA

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