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A slatted mirror for an x-ray interferometer manufactured in silicon
Author(s): R. Willingale; G. I. Butcher; M. Ackermann; R. Guenther; M. Collon
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Paper Abstract

A slatted mirror is a unique and crucial component in a particular design for an astronomical X-ray interferometer (Willingale 20041). The slats must be thin, < 300 μm, flat and co-planar to a very high precision. We describe the manufacture and characterisation of a prototype slatted mirror produced using a modified form of Silicon pore optics technology.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 September 2013
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8861, Optics for EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Astronomy VI, 88611S (26 September 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2026534
Show Author Affiliations
R. Willingale, Univ. of Leicester (United Kingdom)
G. I. Butcher, Univ. of Leicester (United Kingdom)
M. Ackermann, cosine Research B.V. (Netherlands)
R. Guenther, cosine Research B.V. (Netherlands)
M. Collon, cosine Research B.V. (Netherlands)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8861:
Optics for EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Astronomy VI
Stephen L. O'Dell; Giovanni Pareschi, Editor(s)

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