Accession Number : ADD015742

Title :   A Fourier Transform MIcroscope for X-Ray and/or Gamma-Ray Imaging.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application, Filed 15 Mar 93.

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Wood, Kent S

Report Date : 15 Mar 1993

Pagination or Media Count : 34

Abstract : A Fourier transform microscope for use in imaging a source of x-ray and/or gamma-ray radiation includes first and second grids arranged in proximity to the source. The first grid includes an arrangement of first subgrids elements with a first predetermined number n of approximately parallel, equally-spaced linear first radiation-transparent regions which are arranged in alternation with the first ribs. The second grid includes an arrangement of second subgrids elements which are larger than the first subgrids elements, and which have a common field of view with corresponding first subgrid elements. Each second subgrid element has a second predetermined number n + m of approximately parallel, equally-spaced linear second ribs which are opaque to the radiation of interest, and second radiation-transparent regions which alternate with the second ribs. Each first subgrid element and its corresponding second subgrid element is termed a 'subgrid system'. Each subgrid system can be used to derive an amplitude and phase of an associated Fourier component. A position-sensitive detector detects a Moire or fringe pattern from wach subgrids system and generates a signal indicative of the radiation intensity distribution image of the source in spatial frequency domain which can be converted into a radiation intensity distribution image of the source in spatial domain using a Fourier transform

Descriptors :   *MICROSCOPES, *X RAYS, *GAMMA RAYS, *PATENT APPLICATIONS, *RADIATION MEASURING INSTRUMENTS, *OPTICAL IMAGES, REFLECTIVITY, FOURIER TRANSFORMATION, FRESNEL ZONES, PLATES

Subject Categories : Nuclear Instrumentation
      Optics
      Nuclear Physics & Elementary Particle Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE