Optimization of a silicon X-ray phase plate

Edward N. Keller, Edward A. Stern

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We report that X-ray phase plates give optimal performance when operated, not at the exact Bragg angle but at the angle for which the phase shift is reduced by π. This operating point maximizes the output of circular polarization by accepting larger beam divergence.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)119-122
Number of pages4
JournalNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Issue number1
StatePublished - 15 Nov 1986
Externally publishedYes

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Funding Information:
This work was supported by the National Science Foundation, grant no. DMR80-22221 .


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