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Multifoil x-ray optical systems
Author(s): Libor Sveda; Rene Hudec; Adolf Inneman; Ladislav Pina
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Paper Abstract

The wide field Lobster Eye telescopes are expected to play an important role in future X-ray astrophysics missions and analyses. The advanced prototypes of Lobster Eye optics modules of various sizes and various arrangements confirm the justification of space applications of theses innovative devices. Recently, both very small LE Schmidt prototypes (3x3 mm based on 0.03 mm foils spaced at 0.07 mm) as well as large (300 x 300 mm based on 0.75 mm foils spaced at 10.8 mm) have been designed, developed and tested. Advanced technologies for additional surface layers have been also investigated. The extended computer simulations confirm the high performance and scientific justification of the space born Lobster Eye telescope experiment. Emphasis was given on the alternative approach for the future ESA projects. We describe and discuss here the recent progress in the design, simulations, development and tests of advanced multifoil X-ray telescope prototypes.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 January 2004
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 5168, Optics for EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Astronomy, (29 January 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.507972
Show Author Affiliations
Libor Sveda, Charles Univ. (Czech Republic)
Rene Hudec, Astronomical Institute of the Academy of Sciences (Czech Republic)
Adolf Inneman, Reflex sro (Czech Republic)
Ladislav Pina, Czech Technical Univ. (Czech Republic)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5168:
Optics for EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Astronomy
Oberto Citterio; Stephen L. O'Dell, Editor(s)

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