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Silicon pore optics for the ATHENA telescope
Author(s): Maximilien J. Collon; Giuseppe Vacanti; Ramses Günther; Alex Yanson; Nicolas Barriere; Boris Landgraf; Mark Vervest; Abdelhakim Chatbi; Roy van der Hoeven; Marco W. Beijersbergen; Marcos Bavdaz; Eric Wille; Brian Shortt; Jeroen Haneveld; Arenda Koelewijn; Coen van Baren; Alexander Eigenraam; Peter Müller; Michael Krumrey; Vadim Burwitz; Giovanni Pareschi; Paolo Conconi; Sonny Massahi; Finn E. Christensen; Giuseppe Valsecchi
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Paper Abstract

Silicon Pore Optics is a high-energy optics technology, invented to enable the next generation of high-resolution, large area X-ray telescopes such as the ATHENA observatory, a European large (L) class mission with a launch date of 2028. The technology development is carried out by a consortium of industrial and academic partners and focuses on building an optics with a focal length of 12 m that shall achieve an angular resolution better than 5”. So far we have built optics with a focal length of 50 m and 20 m. This paper presents details of the work carried out to build silicon stacks for a 12 m optics and to integrate them into mirror modules. It will also present results of x-ray tests taking place at PTB’s XPBF with synchrotron radiation and the PANTER test facility.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 August 2016
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 9905, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2016: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 990528 (17 August 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2234427
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Maximilien J. Collon, cosine B.V. (Netherlands)
Giuseppe Vacanti, cosine B.V. (Netherlands)
Ramses Günther, cosine B.V. (Netherlands)
Alex Yanson, cosine B.V. (Netherlands)
Nicolas Barriere, cosine B.V. (Netherlands)
Boris Landgraf, cosine B.V. (Netherlands)
Mark Vervest, cosine B.V. (Netherlands)
Abdelhakim Chatbi, cosine B.V. (Netherlands)
Roy van der Hoeven, cosine B.V. (Netherlands)
Marco W. Beijersbergen, cosine B.V. (Netherlands)
Marcos Bavdaz, European Space Research and Technology Ctr. (Netherlands)
Eric Wille, European Space Research and Technology Ctr. (Netherlands)
Brian Shortt, European Space Research and Technology Ctr. (Netherlands)
Jeroen Haneveld, Micronit Microfluidics B.V. (Netherlands)
Arenda Koelewijn, Micronit Microfluidics B.V. (Netherlands)
Coen van Baren, SRON (Netherlands)
Alexander Eigenraam, SRON (Netherlands)
Peter Müller, Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (Germany)
Michael Krumrey, Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (Germany)
Vadim Burwitz, Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Giovanni Pareschi, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Italy)
Paolo Conconi, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Italy)
Sonny Massahi, DTU Space (Denmark)
Finn E. Christensen, DTU Space (Denmark)
Giuseppe Valsecchi, Media Lario Technologies S.r.l. (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9905:
Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2016: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray
Jan-Willem A. den Herder; Tadayuki Takahashi; Marshall Bautz, Editor(s)

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