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Diffractive-optic telescope for x-ray astronomy
Author(s): Daniel Dewey; Thomas H. Markert; Mark L. Schattenburg
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Paper Abstract

The design for a light-weight x-ray astronomical telescope that uses a diffractive optical element is described and simulated. The design provides tunable narrow-band imaging with a spatial resolution of several arc seconds over wide fields of view, greater than 10 arc minutes. The x-ray energy range from 0.56 keV to 1.86 keV, containing astrophysically interesting lines of O, Ne, Fe, Mg and Si, would be covered with high throughput through the use of a blazed diffractive optic. State-of-the-art grating technology is adequate for the optic design and a variety of x-ray imaging detectors could be used for the readout.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 July 1996
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2805, Multilayer and Grazing Incidence X-Ray/EUV Optics III, (19 July 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.245097
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Daniel Dewey, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
Thomas H. Markert, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)
Mark L. Schattenburg, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2805:
Multilayer and Grazing Incidence X-Ray/EUV Optics III
Richard B. Hoover; Arthur B. C. Walker, Editor(s)

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