Spatial coherence measurement of X-ray undulator radiation
D Paterson, BE Allman, PJ McMahon, J Lin, N Moldovan, KA Nugent, I McNulty, CT Chantler, CC Retsch, THK Irving, DC Mancini
OPTICS COMMUNICATIONS | ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV | Published : 2001
We measure the spatial coherence function of a quasi-monochromatic 1.1 keV X-ray beam from an undulator at a third-generation synchrotron. We use a Young's slit apparatus to measure the coherence function and find that the coherence measured is poorer than expected. We show that this difference may be attributed to the effects of speckle due to the beamline optics. The conditions for successful coherence transport are considered. © 2001 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.