Analytical transmission cross-coefficients for pink beam X-ray microscopy based on compound refractive lenses
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Original versionUltramicroscopy. 2018, 184 1-7. 10.1016/j.ultramic.2017.09.010
Analytical expressions for the transmission cross-coefficients for x-ray microscopes based on compound refractive lenses are derived based on Gaussian approximations of the source shape and energy spectrum. The effects of partial coherence, defocus, beam convergence, as well as lateral and longitudinal chromatic aberrations are accounted for and discussed. Taking the incoherent limit of the transmission cross-coefficients, a compact analytical expression for the modulation transfer function of the system is obtained, and the resulting point, line and edge spread functions are presented. Finally, analytical expressions for optimal numerical aperture, coherence ratio, and bandwidth are given.