J. Phys. IV France 104 (2003) 277
Novel microstructured adaptive X-ray opticsA.G. Michette1, P.D. Prewett2, A.K. Powell1, S.J. Pfauntsch1, K.D. Atkinson1 and B. Boonliang1
1 Department of Physics, King's College London, Strand, London WC2R 2LS, U.K.
2 School of Engineering, The University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT, U.K.
Advances in the techniques of micro- and nano-fabrication mean that it is now possible to design and make microstructured optical arrays (MOAs). Due to greater flexibility in the choice of channel geometry and layout, these offer much better performances than current grazing incidence optics, which are limited to circular, square or close-packed hexagonal channels. In addition, MOAs can have built-in adaptivity and controllable focal length - they can therefore act as zoom lenses. Potential applications include x-ray microprobing, EUV lithography and confocal x-ray microscopy.
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