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Replicated grazing incidence x-ray optics: past, present, and future
Author(s): Rene Hudec; Ladislav Pina; Adolf Van Inneman
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Paper Abstract

The development of x-ray optics with focus on replicated grazing incidence mirrors has a long tradition in the Czech Republic. The design of the first x-ray imaging lenses stated in late 60's and the first mirrors have been available since 1970. They were flown on 8 space probes and/or experiments so far. Recently, we participate in the design and development of innovative x-ray optics for future space missions, especially for those with very large field of view. These lenses are believed to allow the first deep monitoring of the sky sphere in x-rays. There are also numerous ground-based laboratory applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 September 1999
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3766, X-Ray Optics, Instruments, and Missions II, (29 September 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.363661
Show Author Affiliations
Rene Hudec, Astronomical Institute/Observatory Ondrejov (Czech Republic)
Ladislav Pina, Czech Technical Univ. (Czech Republic)
Adolf Van Inneman, Czech Technical Univ. (Czech Republic)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3766:
X-Ray Optics, Instruments, and Missions II
Richard B. Hoover; Arthur B. C. Walker, Editor(s)

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