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Multilayer X-Ray Imaging Systems
Author(s): David L. Shealy; Richard B. Hoover; David R. Gabardi
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Paper Abstract

An assessment of the imaging properties of multilayer x-ray imaging systems with spherical surfaces has been made. A ray trace analysis was performed to investigate the effects of using spherical substrates (rather than the conventional paraboloidal/ hyperboloidal contours) for doubly reflecting Cassegrain telescopes. These investigations were carried out for mirrors designed to operate at selected soft x-ray/XUV wavelengths that are of significance for studies of the solar corona/transition region fran the Stanford/MSFC Rocket X-Ray Telescope. The effects of changes in separation of the primary and secondary elements were also investigated. These theoretical results will be presented as well as the results of ray trace studies to establish the resolution and vignetting effects as a function of field angle and system parameters.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 August 1986
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 0691, X-Ray Imaging II, (12 August 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.936624
Show Author Affiliations
David L. Shealy, University of Alabama at Birmingham (United States)
Richard B. Hoover, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center (United States)
David R. Gabardi, University of Alabama at Birmingham (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0691:
X-Ray Imaging II
D. Keith Bowen; Larry V. Knight, Editor(s)

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