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Development and production of hard x-ray multilayer optics for HEFT
Author(s): Jason E. Koglin; Finn Erland Christensen; Jim Chonko; William W. Craig; Todd R. Decker; Mario A. Jimenez-Garate; Kurt S. Gunderson; Charles J. Hailey; Fiona A. Harrison; Carsten P. Jensen; Mike Sileo; David L. Windt; Haitao Yu
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Paper Abstract

The High Energy Focusing Telescope (HEFT) will observe a wide range of objects including young supernova remnants, active galactic nuclei, and galaxy clusters at energies between 20 and 70 keV. Large collecting areas are achieved by tightly nesting layers of grazing incidence mirrors in a conic approximation Wolter-I design. The segmented mirrors that form these layers are made of thermally formed glass substrates coated with depth-graded multilayer films for enhanced reflectivity. The mirrors are assembled using an over-constraint method that forces the overall shape of the nominally cylindrical substrates to the appropriate conic form. We will present performance data on the HEFT optics and report the current status of the assembly production.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 March 2003
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 4851, X-Ray and Gamma-Ray Telescopes and Instruments for Astronomy, (11 March 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.461479
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Jason E. Koglin, Columbia Astrophysics Lab. (United States)
Finn Erland Christensen, Danish Space Research Institute (Denmark)
Jim Chonko, Columbia Astrophysics Lab. (United States)
William W. Craig, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Todd R. Decker, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Mario A. Jimenez-Garate, Columbia Astrophysics Lab. (United States)
Kurt S. Gunderson, Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Charles J. Hailey, Columbia Astrophyisics Lab. (United States)
Fiona A. Harrison, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Carsten P. Jensen, Danish Space Research Institute (Denmark)
Mike Sileo, Columbia Astrophysics Lab. (United States)
David L. Windt, Columbia Astrophysics Lab. (United States)
Haitao Yu, Columbia Astrophysics Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4851:
X-Ray and Gamma-Ray Telescopes and Instruments for Astronomy
Joachim E. Truemper; Harvey D. Tananbaum, Editor(s)

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