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X-ray adaptive mirror: principle and state of the art
Author(s): Jean-Paul Gaffard; R. Ravelet; Corinne Boyer
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Paper Abstract

Adaptive optics systems have proven their efficiency for obtaining high resolution images in the field of large astronomical telescopes. The same techniques can be applied to correct x-ray mirror shapes. The paper describes the principle of an adaptive x-ray mirror system (mirror architecture, measurement subassembly, control unit). In the second part, first results obtained during the design study of the ESRF adaptive x-ray mirror are given. The possibility of achieving cylindrical or elliptical mirror surfaces using adaptive optics techniques are suggested.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 February 1993
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 1739, High Heat Flux Engineering, (25 February 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.140513
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Jean-Paul Gaffard, Laserdot Aerospatiale Groupe (France)
R. Ravelet, Laserdot Aerospatiale Groupe (France)
Corinne Boyer, Laserdot Aerospatiale Groupe (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1739:
High Heat Flux Engineering
Ali M. Khounsary, Editor(s)

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