DiffractX: A Simulation Toolbox for Diffractive X-ray Optics
2011 (English)In: 10TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON X-RAY MICROSCOPY / [ed] McNulty, I; Eyberger, C; Lai, B, American Institute of Physics (AIP), 2011, Vol. 1365, 341-344 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
X-ray wavefront propagation is a powerful technique when simulating the performance of x-ray optical components. Using various numerical methods, interesting parameters such as focusing capability and efficiency can be investigated. Here we present the toolbox DiffractX, implemented in MATLAB. It contains many different wave propagation methods for the simulation of diffractive x-ray optics, including Fresnel propagation, the finite difference method (FDM), the thin object approximation, the rigorous coupled wave theory (RCWT), and the finite element method (FEM). All tools are accessed through a graphical interface, making the design of simulations fast and intuitive, even for users with little or no programming experience. The tools have been utilized to characterize realistic as well as idealized optical components. This will aid further developments of diffractive x-ray optics.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
American Institute of Physics (AIP), 2011. Vol. 1365, 341-344 p.
, AIP Conference Proceedings, ISSN 0094-243X ; 1365
wavefront-reconstruction imaging; X-ray diffraction; wave propagation; simulation
Atom and Molecular Physics and Optics
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-73363DOI: 10.1063/1.3625374ISI: 000298672400081ScopusID: 2-s2.0-80053310440OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-73363DiVA: diva2:488815
10th International Conference on X-ray Microscopy. Univ Chicago, Chicago, IL. AUG 15-20, 2010
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