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Coatings for high-energy space optics
Author(s): David H. Lumb; Marcos Bavdaz; Anthony Peacock; Ernst-Jan Buis; Marco Beijersbergen; Stefan Kraft; Giuseppi Vacanti
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Paper Abstract

Future missions that may be deployed in the European Space Agency's Cosmic Visions 2025 scientific programme may include high energy astrophysics observatories that require focusing optics with unprecedented collection area. We describe scientific drivers for such missions, and discuss various implementations of optics designs that could satisfy the requirements. Options for lightweight reflectors and a possible implementation scenario are described and trade-offs for various coatings are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 August 2005
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5900, Optics for EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Astronomy II, 590006 (24 August 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.616725
Show Author Affiliations
David H. Lumb, European Space Agency (Netherlands)
Marcos Bavdaz, European Space Agency (Netherlands)
Anthony Peacock, European Space Agency (Netherlands)
Ernst-Jan Buis, Cosine Science and Computing BV (Netherlands)
Marco Beijersbergen, Cosine Science and Computing BV (Netherlands)
Stefan Kraft, Cosine Research BV (Netherlands)
Giuseppi Vacanti, Cosine Science and Computing BV (Netherlands)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5900:
Optics for EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Astronomy II
Oberto Citterio; Stephen L. O'Dell, Editor(s)

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