Fourier ptychographic dark field x-ray microscopy

Mads Carlsen*, Trygve M. Ræder, Can Yildirim, Raquel Rodriguez-Lamas, Carsten Detlefs, Hugh Simons

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Dark-field x-ray microscopy (DFXM) is an x-ray imaging technique for mapping three-dimensional (3D) lattice strain and rotation in bulk crystalline materials. At present, these maps of local structural distortions are derived from the raw intensity images using an incoherent analysis framework. In this work, we describe a coherent, Fourier ptychographic approach that requires little change in terms of instrumentation and acquisition strategy, and may be implemented on existing DFXM instruments. We demonstrate the method experimentally and are able to achieve quantitative phase reconstructions of thin film samples and maps of the aberrations in the objective lens. The method holds particular promise for the characterization of crystalline materials containing weak structural contrast.

Original languageEnglish
JournalOptics Express
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)2949-2962
Publication statusPublished - 2022

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