The whispering gallery as an optical component in the X-ray region

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The whispering gallery phenomenon in acoustics has been known and studied for more than a century, and the same effect has been observed to take place with waves other than sound waves. In this paper we review the theoretical basis and attractive features of the whispering gallery as a soft x-ray optical component and indicate some of its potential applications. We then describe what may be its most unique capability which, in favorable cases, is to provide a way. to manipulate the phase difference between the s and p polarization components and thus to generate circularly or elliptically polarized soft ... continued below

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Howells, M.R. August 1, 1995.

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The whispering gallery phenomenon in acoustics has been known and studied for more than a century, and the same effect has been observed to take place with waves other than sound waves. In this paper we review the theoretical basis and attractive features of the whispering gallery as a soft x-ray optical component and indicate some of its potential applications. We then describe what may be its most unique capability which, in favorable cases, is to provide a way. to manipulate the phase difference between the s and p polarization components and thus to generate circularly or elliptically polarized soft x-rays.

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INIS; OSTI as DE96002254

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  • Other: DE96002254
  • Report No.: LBL--37674
  • Grant Number: AC03-76SF00098
  • DOI: 10.2172/125417 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 125417
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc625529

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Howells, M.R. The whispering gallery as an optical component in the X-ray region, report, August 1, 1995; California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc625529/: accessed September 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.