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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 proved their efficiency to obtain high resolution images in he field of large astronomical telescopes. The same technics 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 a second part, first results obtained during the design study of the ESRF adaptive X-ray mirror are given. The possibility to achieve cylindrical or elliptical mirror surfaces using adaptive optics technics are suggested.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 August 1993
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 1920, Active and Adaptive Optical Components and Systems II, (25 August 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.152658
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Jean-Paul Gaffard, Laserdot Groupe Aerospatiale (France)
R. Ravelet, Laserdot Groupe Aerospatiale (France)
Corinne Boyer, Laserdot Groupe Aerospatiale (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1920:
Active and Adaptive Optical Components and Systems II
Mark A. Ealey, Editor(s)

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