Nanofocusing with aberration-corrected rotationally parabolic refractive X-ray lenses

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Wavefront errors of rotationally parabolic refractive X-ray lenses made of beryllium (Be CRLs) have been recovered for various lens sets and X-ray beam configurations. Due to manufacturing via an embossing process, aberrations of individual lenses within the investigated ensemble are very similar. By deriving a mean single-lens deformation for the ensemble, aberrations of any arbitrary lens stack can be predicted from the ensemble with = 0.034λ. Using these findings the expected focusing performance of current Be CRLs are modeled for relevant X-ray energies and bandwidths and it is shown that a correction of aberrations can be realised without prior lens characterization but simply based on the derived lens deformation. The performance of aberration-corrected Be CRLs is discussed and the applicability of aberration-correction demonstrated over wide X-ray energy ranges.The recovery of wavefront distortions over multiple compound refractive optics was used to model and correct aberrations of similar individual Be lenses for different X-ray energies and focal lengths.


  • Frank Seiboth
  • Felix Wittwer
  • Maria Scholz
  • Maik Kahnt
  • Martin Seyrich
  • Andreas Schropp
  • Ulrich Wagner
  • Christoph Rau
  • Jan Garrevoet
  • Gerald Falkenberg
  • Christian G. Schroer
Externa organisationer
  • German Electron Synchrotron (DESY)
  • SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
  • University of Hamburg
  • Diamond Light Source


Sidor (från-till)108-115
Antal sidor8
TidskriftJournal of Synchrotron Radiation
Utgåva nummer1
StatusPublished - 2018 jan 1
Peer review utfördJa
Externt publiceradJa