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Acta Crystallogr A. 2010 Nov;66(Pt 6):660-8. doi: 10.1107/S0108767310035944. Epub 2010 Oct 5.

Double-slit dynamical diffraction of X-rays in ideal crystals (Laue case).

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  • 1Yerevan State University, Faculty of Physics, Department of Solid State Physics, Solid State Physics Research Laboratory, Armenia.


The theoretical investigation of double-slit dynamical X-ray diffraction in ideal crystals shows that, on the exit surface of crystals, interference fringes similar to Young's fringes are formed. An expression for the period of the fringes was obtained. The visibility of the fringes depending on temporal and spatial coherent properties of the incident beam is studied. The polarization state of the incident beam also affects the visibility of the fringes, which in turn depends on the size of the slits. The deviation from Bragg's exact angle causes a shift of the fringes and can also affect the amplitude of the intensity. One of the parameters on which the visibility of the fringes depends is the source-crystal distance. The proposed scheme can be used as a Rayleigh X-ray interferometer. Use of the scheme as a Michelson X-ray stellar interferometer is also possible.

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