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X-Ray Mirror Technology In The Axaf Era
Author(s): Leon Van Speybroeck
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Paper Abstract

The performance of X-ray optics at the present time is limited primarily by fabrication errors rather than by design limitations, and consequently realistic specifications and predictions must be based upon the available materials and technology as much as upon the theoretical surface equations. The AXAF baseline mirror design is used as an example of a solution to these problems. Fabrication and metrology techniques which are likely to be used for the AXAF mirrors are discussed, and estimates of final performance are made, although much more reliable estimates will be available after the completion of the Technology Mirror Assembly programs.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 October 1984
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 0493, Optical Platforms, (23 October 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.943781
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Leon Van Speybroeck, Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0493:
Optical Platforms
Charles L. Wyman, Editor(s)

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