Towards imaging ultrafast evolution in a single shot

Research carried out by BESSY scientists in collaboration with colleagues from SLAC and SOLEIL has been featured as Editors’ Choice in the Nov. 23 issue of the Science Magazine. In the Optics Letters article by W. F. Schlotter et al., multiplexed x-ray holograms generated simultaneously from many objects are presented. The feasibility of this approach implies that ultrafast pump-probe time sequences can be recorded with free electron x-ray lasers in this way.

W. F. Schlotter, J. Lüning, R. Rick, K. Chen, A. Scherz, S. Eisebitt, C. M. Günther, W. Eberhardt, O. Hellwig, J. Stöhr, Extended Field of View Soft X-ray Fourier Transform Holography: Towards Imaging Ultrafast Evolution in a Single Shot, Optics Letters, 32, 3110 (2007)