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Differential deposition to correct surface figure deviations in astronomical grazing-incidence x-ray optics
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Paper Abstract

A coating technique is being developed to correct the surface figure deviations in grazing-incidence X-ray optics. These optics are typically designed to have precise conic profiles, and any deviation in this profile, as a result of fabrication, results in a degradation of the imaging performance. To correct the mirror profiles, physical vapor deposition has been utilized to selectively deposit a filler material inside the mirror shell. The technique, termed differential deposition, has been implemented as a proof of concept on miniature X-ray optics developed at MSFC for medical-imaging applications. The technique is now being transferred to larger grazing-incidence optics suitable for astronomy.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 October 2011
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8147, Optics for EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Astronomy V, 81470X (11 October 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.895939
Show Author Affiliations
Kiranmayee Kilaru, NASA Postdoctoral Program Associate (United States)
Brian D. Ramsey, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Mikhail V. Gubarev, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Jessica A. Gaskin, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Stephen L. O'dell, NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
William Zhang, NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8147:
Optics for EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Astronomy V
Stephen L. O'Dell; Giovanni Pareschi, Editor(s)

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