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 JAMP  Vol.4 No.9 , September 2016
Planar Retro-Reflector for Grazing Incident Beam of High-Energy X-Ray Photons
Abstract: The grazing-incidence hard X-ray retro-reflector (GIRR) is a novel optical element, which completely suppresses the conventional mirror beam in the retro-reflection mode, and, at the same time, totally reflects the primary grazing incident X-radiation backwards to its source in strictly anti-parallel direction with minimal scattering. The GIRR is a good alternative to hard X-ray normal-incidence Bragg mirror, and has a high potential for applications in various X-ray optical devices and techniques, such as, hard X-ray optical noise (or background) filters, high-quality hard X-ray waveguides, low-gain hard X-ray free electron laser resonators (XFELRs), X-ray holography, coherent X-ray diffraction imaging, phase-contrast imaging, as well as in hard X-ray optical data storage devices and deep space hard X-ray communications. The proposed optical element consists of single-crystal wafer covered by a thin, non-diffracting layer of low-absorbing material.
Cite this paper: Bezirganyan, H. , Bezirganyan, R. , Bezirganyan, S. (2016) Planar Retro-Reflector for Grazing Incident Beam of High-Energy X-Ray Photons. Journal of Applied Mathematics and Physics, 4, 1731-1755. doi: 10.4236/jamp.2016.49181.
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