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Design and fabrication of a high precision x-ray deformable mirror
Author(s): Audrey Brooks; Allan Wirth; Eric Lintz; Jeffrey Cavaco
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Paper Abstract

AOA-Xinetics has 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 the design and fabrication of a 45cm grazing incidence mirror fitted with 45 PMN actuators and integral strain gauges and temperature sensors that allow sub-nanometer control of the surface figure.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 October 2014
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9208, Adaptive X-Ray Optics III, 92080E (3 October 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2062289
Show Author Affiliations
Audrey Brooks, Northrop Grumman AOA Xinetics (United States)
Allan Wirth, Northrop Grumman AOA Xinetics (United States)
Eric Lintz, Northrop Grumman AOA Xinetics (United States)
Jeffrey Cavaco, Northrop Grumman AOA Xinetics (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9208:
Adaptive X-Ray Optics III
Stephen L. O'Dell; Ali M. Khounsary, Editor(s)

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