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Development of hard x-ray optics
Author(s): Marshall K. Joy; Martin C. Weisskopf
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Paper Abstract

Studies of cosmic X-ray sources have suffered from lack of focussing optics in the hard X-ray spectral region (E above 10 keV); in the absence of imaging optics, celestial X-rays are masked by the cosmic ray background, which severely degrades the detector sensitivity. There are several possible ways to develop grazing incidence imaging optics for this spectral region; we describe here one approach which utilizes numerous large diameter silicon wafers to form a flat-plate imaging telescope. A prototype imager of this type has been constructed, and we present measurements of surface quality, coalignment accuracy, and imaging ability.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 January 1992
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1546, Multilayer and Grazing Incidence X-Ray/EUV Optics, (1 January 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.51248
Show Author Affiliations
Marshall K. Joy, NASA/Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Martin C. Weisskopf, NASA/Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1546:
Multilayer and Grazing Incidence X-Ray/EUV Optics
Richard B. Hoover, Editor(s)

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