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Progress in lobster-eye x-ray optics development
Author(s): Adolf Van Inneman; Rene Hudec; Ladislav Pina
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Paper Abstract

The Lobster-eye optics represents a promising way of very wide field X-ray imaging with numerous applications especially in future X-ray astronomy projects and in fast yet sensitive monitoring of X-ray sky. We report on recent developments in design and construction of wide-field optical elements of Schmidt and Angel geometry. New compact Lobster-eye modules with both geometrical arrangements have been developed and tested. They feature improved parameters such as surface quality and angular resolution. Computer ray-tracing and first experimental results obtained in visible and X-ray regions are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 November 2000
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 4138, X-Ray Optics, Instruments, and Missions IV, (28 November 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.407548
Show Author Affiliations
Adolf Van Inneman, Reflex s.r.o. (Czech Republic)
Rene Hudec, Astronomical Institute/Ondrejob Observatory (Czech Republic)
Ladislav Pina, Czech Technical Univ. Prague (Czech Republic)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4138:
X-Ray Optics, Instruments, and Missions IV
Richard B. Hoover; Arthur B. C. Walker, Editor(s)

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