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Kinematic alignment and bonding of silicon mirrors for high-resolution astronomical x-ray optics
Author(s): Kai-Wing Chan; James R. Mazzarella; Timo T. Saha; William W. Zhang; Ryan S. McClelland; Michael P. Biskach; Raul E. Riveros; Kim D. Allgood; John D. Kearney; Marton V. Sharpe; Michal Hlinka; Ai Numata
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Paper Abstract

Optics for the next generation’s high-resolution, high throughput x-ray telescope requires fabrication of wellformed lightweight mirror segments and their integration at arc-second precision. Recent advances in the fabrication of silicon mirrors developed at NASA/Goddard prompted us to develop a new method of mirror alignment and integration. In this method, stiff silicon mirrors are aligned quasi-kinematically and are bonded in an interlocking fashion to produce a “meta-shell” with large collective area. We address issues of aligning and bonding mirrors with this method and show a recent result of 4 seconds-of-arc (half power diameter) for a single pair of mirrors tested at soft x-rays.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 August 2017
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 10399, Optics for EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Astronomy VIII, 103990U (29 August 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2271464
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Kai-Wing Chan, Univ. of Maryland, Baltimore County (United States)
Ctr. for Research and Exploration in Space Science and Technology (United States)
NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
James R. Mazzarella, Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies, Inc. (United States)
NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Timo T. Saha, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
William W. Zhang, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Ryan S. McClelland, Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies, Inc. (United States)
NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Michael P. Biskach, Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies, Inc. (United States)
NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Raul E. Riveros, Univ. of Maryland, Baltimore County (United States)
Ctr. for Research and Exploration in Space Science and Technology (United States)
NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Kim D. Allgood, Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies, Inc. (United States)
NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
John D. Kearney, Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies, Inc. (United States)
NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Marton V. Sharpe, Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies, Inc. (United States)
NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Michal Hlinka, Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies, Inc. (United States)
NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Ai Numata, Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies, Inc. (United States)
NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10399:
Optics for EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Astronomy VIII
Stephen L. O'Dell; Giovanni Pareschi, Editor(s)

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