Feature #2422

Add free-form resolution for reflectometry

Added by dmitry 8 months ago. Updated 8 months ago.

Status:BacklogStart date:21 Nov 2019
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Good first issue.

Currently BA features only predefined resolution functions (though one can set different standard deviations for each point on x-axis) in reflectivity simulations.

It is useful to let the user define a free-form distribution as a piecewise-linear function.
From the interface viewpoint, it can look like defining a free-form distribution

distr = ba.RangedDistributionFreeForm(n_points, n_sig)

exactly like already existing ones, and then setting it together with probability values to a scan

scan.setAbsoluteQResolution(distr, q_val, q_prob)

Here q_val is a n-by-m matrix, with m being the number of on-axis points, n - the number of points in piecewise-linear distribution for each on-axis point.
q_prob is a corresponding n-by-m matrix with probability values.

In case of angle-based reflectivity, the scan should feature two independent free-form distributions - for wavelength and angle.


#1 Updated by dmitry 8 months ago

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#2 Updated by dmitry 8 months ago

  • Subject changed from Add free-form resolution on for reflectometry to Add free-form resolution for reflectometry

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