Coherent diffractive imaging using short wavelength light sources
JOURNAL OF MODERN OPTICS | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2010
Techniques that recover images from diffraction data obtained using coherent short-wavelength light sources are currently under active development for applications in nanotechnology and structural biology. In this review, an outline of paraxial optics is provided in a form that is sufficiently general to incorporate the coherence properties and frequency structure of illumination sources used in diffractive imaging applications. The Fourier phase problem is formulated in the context of imaging algorithms that are designed to obtain uniquely-determined phase distributions from measurements of diffraction data. The properties of several iterative phase retrieval algorithms for both coherent an..View full abstract
The author acknowledges the support of the Centre of Excellence for Coherent X-ray Science (CXS) by the Australian Research Council. Prof. Keith Nugent, Dr Garth Williams, Assoc. Prof. Andrew Peele, Dr Ruben Dilanian and Prof. Les Allen are thanked, in particular, for the guidance, constructive criticism and amiable collegiality that they have contributed to this work.