Nuclear Science and Techniques

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Nuclear Science and Techniques ›› 2008, Vol. 19 ›› Issue (4): 193 doi: 10.1016/S1001-8042(08)60049-4

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Multilayer polarization elements and their applications to polarimetric studies in vacuum ultraviolet and soft X-ray regions

WATANABE Makoto1,* HATANO Tadashi2 SAITO Katsuhiko2 HU Weibing3 EJIMA Takeo2 TSURU Toshihide2 TAKAHASHI Masahiko2 KIMURA Hiroaki4 HIRONO Toko4 WANG Zhangshan5 CUI Mingqi6 YAMAMOTO Masaki2 YANAGIHARA Mihiro2   

  1. 1 Shanghai Dianji University, Shanghai 200240, China; Institute of Composite Materials, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China and Venture Business Laboratory, Saga University, Japan
    2 Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Advanced Materials, Tohoku University, Sendai 980-8577, Japan
    3 Changchun Institute of Optics, Fine Mechanics and Physics, Changchun 130033, China
    4 Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute, SPring-8, Hyogo 679-5198, Japan
    5 Institute of Precision Optical Engineering, Tongji University, Shanghai 200092, China
    6 BSRF, Institute of High Energy Physics, Beijing 100049, China
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WATANABE Makoto HATANO Tadashi SAITO Katsuhiko HU Weibing EJIMA Takeo TSURU Toshihide TAKAHASHI Masahiko KIMURA Hiroaki HIRONO Toko WANG Zhangshan CUI Mingqi YAMAMOTO Masaki YANAGIHARA Mihiro. Multilayer polarization elements and their applications to polarimetric studies in vacuum ultraviolet and soft X-ray regions.Nuclear Science and Techniques, 2008, 19(4): 193     doi: 10.1016/S1001-8042(08)60049-4

Abstract: Multilayer polarization elements and their applications to polarimetric studies in 20~400 eV region are mainly reviewed. General principle of selecting material combinations to get high linear polarizance multilayers of reflection type is given with practical examples, with periodic or non–periodic layer structures depending on the usage. Transmission type is introduced as linear polarizer and phase shifter. Their applications include polarization diagnosis of laboratory optical systems and synchrotron radiation beamlines of linear and circular polarization, magnetic rotation experiments such as Faraday rotation and magnetic Kerr rotation on magnetic films and multilayers, and ellipsometry to measure optical constants of thin films precisely. Polarization analysis of soft X-ray fluorescence using multilayer-coated grating is also mentioned. Finally this review is summarized with outlook of further developments.

Key words: Vacuum ultraviolet, Soft X-ray, Synchrotron radiation, Multilayer, Polarizer, Phase shifter