Ray-tracing analysis of diffractive-refractive X-ray optics

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Ray-tracing simulations of mistuned sagittal diffractive - refractive X-ray lenses (DRXL) are presented. In this article, firstly the characteristic aberrations for various types of crystal misalignments within one-crystal and four-crystal DRXLs are considered, and the sensitivity of such an optical system to the mutual misalignment of its components is discussed. The simulations reveal that a DRXL is not too sensitive to the adjustment of its components. In the second part of this article the performance of such lenses with ideal and approximate profiles is examined. Comparative analysis of parabolic and cylindrical DRXLs showed that, in the case when the linear source size is comparable with the acceptance of the lens, the performances of parabolic and cylindrical DRXLs are practically the same.


  • N Artemiev
  • J Hrdy
  • Serguei Peredkov
  • A Artemev
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Accelerator Physics and Instrumentation


  • X-ray focusing, ray-tracing, diffractive-refractive X-ray lens, monochromator, X-ray
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)157-162
JournalJournal of Synchrotron Radiation
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Publication categoryResearch