Hard X-ray plenoptic camera

A hard X-ray plenoptic camera works at ~8 keV and aims at imaging organs of small animals.

The first proof-of-concept – as illustrated in the figure – is based on the following characteristics: 

    • a hard X-ray condenser,
    • a hard X-ray imaging optic,
    • a 9×9 array of  hard X-ray Fresnel Zone plates (see picture)
    • coupled to the detector.

The set-up is ~2m long and the magnification is ~4.