Journal article

On qualitative and quantitative analysis in analyser-based imaging

YI Nesterets, P Coan, TE Gureyev, A Bravin, P Cloetens, SW Wilkins

ACTA CRYSTALLOGRAPHICA SECTION A | BLACKWELL PUBLISHING | Published : 2006

Abstract

Using rigorous wave-optical formalism, a general expression is obtained for the image intensity distribution in combined analyser-based/propagation-based phase-contrast imaging. This expression takes into account partial coherence of the wave incident on the object as well as the finite resolution of the detector system. Using this general expression, two approaches based on the geometrical optics and weak-object approximations are applied to derive simple solutions to the inverse problem of reconstruction of the phase and amplitude of the object wave. With the help of numerical experiments, the two approaches are compared in terms of their validity conditions and are shown to impose certain..

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