Diffraction of x-rays in capillary waveguides

Sergei V. Kukhlevsky, Ida Zs Kozma, Francesco Flora, Alessandro Marinai, Libero Palladino, Armando Reale, Guseppe Tomassetti, Antonio Ritucci

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Propagation of the x-rays generated by a small incoherent source through the capillary, is studied using the Fresnel-Kirchhoff diffraction theory. The influence of the diffraction on the propagation is demonstrated. The diffraction is manifested by the appearance of the diffraction fringes in both the guide channel and the far-field zone of the capillary output. The experimental data which confirms such a behavior of the x-rays is also presented. The results give a confirmation for the interference effects recently observed in capillary optics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)418-426
Number of pages9
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1999
EventProceedings of the 1999 X-Ray Optics, Instruments, and Missions II - Denver, CO, USA
Duration: Jul 18 1999Jul 20 1999


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Kukhlevsky, S. V., Kozma, I. Z., Flora, F., Marinai, A., Palladino, L., Reale, A., Tomassetti, G., & Ritucci, A. (1999). Diffraction of x-rays in capillary waveguides. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, 3766, 418-426.