We present state-of-the-art high resolution transmission gratings, applicable for spectroscopy in the vacuum ultraviolet (VUV) and the soft X-ray (SRX) wavelength range, fabricated with a novel process using ultraviolet based nano imprint lithography (UV-NIL). Free-standing, high-line-density gratings with up to 10,000 lines per mm and various space-to-period ratios were fabricated. An optical characterization of the gratings was carried out in the range from 17 to 34 nm wavelength using high-harmonic generation in a capillary waveguide filled with Ne, and around 13.5 nm wavelength (from 10 to 17 nm) using a Xenon discharge plasma.
Goh, S. J., Bastiaens, H. M. J., Vratzov, B., Huang, Q., Bijkerk, F., & Boller, K. J. (2015). Fabrication and characterization of free-standing, high-line-density transmission gratings for the vacuum UV to soft X-ray range. Virtual journal for biomedical optics, 10(3), -. https://doi.org/10.1364/OE.23.004421