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Adaptive x-ray optics development at AOA-Xinetics
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Paper Abstract

Grazing-incidence optics for X-ray applications require extremely smooth surfaces with precise mirror figures to provide well focused beams and small image spot sizes for astronomical telescopes and laboratory test facilities. The required precision has traditionally been achieved by time-consuming grinding and polishing of thick substrates with frequent pauses for precise metrology to check the mirror figure. More recently, substrates with high quality surface finish and figures have become available at reasonable cost, and techniques have been developed to mechanically adjust the figure of these traditionally polished substrates for ground-based applications. The beam-bending techniques currently in use are mechanically complex, however, with little control over mid-spatial frequency errors. AOA-Xinetics has been developing been developing techniques for shaping grazing incidence optics with surface-normal and surface-parallel electrostrictive Lead magnesium niobate (PMN) actuators bonded to mirror substrates for several years. These actuators are highly reliable; exhibit little to no hysteresis, aging or creep; and can be closely spaced to correct low and mid-spatial frequency errors in a compact package. In this paper we discuss recent development of adaptive x-ray optics at AOA-Xinetics.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 May 2013
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 8777, Damage to VUV, EUV, and X-ray Optics IV; and EUV and X-ray Optics: Synergy between Laboratory and Space III, 877717 (3 May 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2017461
Show Author Affiliations
Charles F. Lillie, Lillie Consulting LLC (United States)
Jeff L. Cavaco, Northrop Grumman AOA-Xinetics (United States)
Audrey D. Brooks, Northrop Grumman AOA-Xinetics (United States)
Kevin Ezzo, Northrop Grumman AOA-Xinetics (United States)
David D. Pearson, Dynapeiron (United States)
John A. Wellman, Metenco LLC (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8777:
Damage to VUV, EUV, and X-ray Optics IV; and EUV and X-ray Optics: Synergy between Laboratory and Space III
Libor Juha; René Hudec; Ladislav Pina; Saša Bajt; Richard London, Editor(s)

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