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Patent
Phase Focus | Date: 2013-05-03

Embodiments of the present invention provide a method of providing image data for constructing an image of at least a region of a target object, comprising the steps of simultaneously recording, at a detector, a plurality of separable diffraction patterns formed by a respective portion of radiation scattered by the target object; and providing the image data via an iterative process responsive to the detected intensity of radiation.


Patent
Phase Focus | Date: 2012-07-13

Embodiments of the invention provide a method of determining a position of an object with respect to incident radiation, comprising iteratively determining at least one of an object function indicating one or more characteristics of an object and a probe function indicative of one or more characteristics of incident radiation, iteratively determining the position of the object, wherein the iteratively determining the position of the object comprises cross correlating first and second estimates of the object function or the probe function, determining a location of a peak of the cross correlation, and determining a translation deviation indicative of a difference in position of the object between the first and second estimates based on the location of the peak.


Patent
Phase Focus | Date: 2011-12-02

Embodiments of the present invention provide a method of providing image data for constructing an image of a region of a target object, comprising providing incident radiation from a radiation source at a target object, detecting, by at least one detector, a portion of radiation scattered by the target object with the incident radiation or an aperture at first and second positions, and providing image data via an iterative process responsive to the detected radiation, wherein in said iterative process image data is provided corresponding to a portion of radiation scattered by the target object and not detected by the detector.


Patent
Phase Focus | Date: 2013-01-24

Embodiments of the invention provide a method of determining one or more characteristics of a target object, comprising determining a first phase map for at least a region of a target object based on radiation directed toward the target object, determining one or more further phase maps for a sub-region of the region of the target object, determining a number of phase wraps for the sub-region based on a plurality of phase maps for the sub-region, and determining a characteristic of the region of the target object based on the number of phase wraps for sub-region and the first phase map. Embodiments of the invention also relate to a method of determining one or more characteristics of a target object, comprising determining a phase map for at least a region of a target object based on one or more diffraction patterns, determining a wavefront at a plane of the object based upon the phase map, and determining a refractive property of the object based on the wavefront.

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