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Alignment of a grazing incidence x-ray interferometer
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Paper Abstract

Our group at the University of Colorado has built a prototype interferometer that demonstrates x-ray fringes. We briefly describe how the instrument works and its geometry, and then present a detailed optical tolerance analysis. Careful analysis shows a grazing incidence design provides enough tolerance relaxation for our x-ray interferometer to work. The challenging nature of x-ray alignment has led us to a methodology that employs a succession of decreasing wavelengths. We also present fringe optimization methods and address environmental conditions that affect stability.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 November 2001
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4444, Optomechanical Design and Engineering 2001, (5 November 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.447311
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Ann F. Shipley, Univ. of Colorado/Boulder (United States)
Webster C. Cash, Univ. of Colorado/Boulder (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4444:
Optomechanical Design and Engineering 2001
Alson E. Hatheway, Editor(s)

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