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Visible light apparatus for preliminary tests of x-ray optics
Author(s): C. Pelliciari; J. Dherbecourt; M. Barbera; R. Candia; H. W. Schnopper
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Paper Abstract

We report a useful visible light testing procedure for a first analysis of soft X-ray grazing incidence optics (0.1-2 keV). Although diffraction is a limit in the application of this method, great advantages are obtained by running the tests in air with direct access to modify the geometrical mounting of the individual mirror shells. We present the experimental apparatus and show the first results of the investigation of light weight optics based on plastic foil material and comparison with results obtained with an X-ray beam.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 June 2006
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 6266, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation II: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 62663I (20 June 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.673396
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C. Pelliciari, INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico di Palermo G.S. Vaiana (Italy)
J. Dherbecourt, Institute superior d'Optique (France)
M. Barbera, Univ. degli Studi di Palermo (Italy)
R. Candia, INAF-Osservatorio Astronomico di Palermo G.S. Vaiana (Italy)
H. W. Schnopper, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6266:
Space Telescopes and Instrumentation II: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray
Martin J. L. Turner; Günther Hasinger, Editor(s)

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