Fresnel coherent diffractive imaging: treatment and analysis of data

G J Williams, H M Quiney, A G Peele, K A Nugent
2010 New Journal of Physics  
Fresnel coherent diffractive imaging (FCDI) is a relatively recent addition to the suite of imaging tools available at third generation x-ray sources. It shares the strengths of other coherent diffractive techniques: resolution limits that are independent of focusing optics, single-plane measurement and high dose efficiency. The more challenging experimental geometry and detailed reconstruction algorithms of FCDI provide enhanced numerical stability and convergence properties to the iterative
more » ... gorithms commonly used. Experimentally, a diverging beam is utilized, which facilitates sample alignment and allows the imaging of extended samples. We describe the underlying physics and assumptions that give rise to the FCDI iterative reconstruction algorithms, as well as their implications for the design of a successful FCDI experiment.
doi:10.1088/1367-2630/12/3/035020 fatcat:twal3fh5gvarzjjz7a4vk5omye