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Design And Analysis Of Spectral Slicing X-Ray Telescope Systems
Author(s): Richard B. Hoover; Shao-Hua Chao; David L. Shealy
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Paper Abstract

Layered Synthetic Microstructure (LSM) x-ray optics can he used to couple a conventional Wolter Type I or Wolter-Schwarzschild x-ray mirror to a high sensitivity/broad wavelength response detector. Since the LSM mirror can effectively reflect only a narrow spectral slice of the incident radiation, this new instrument is referred to as a "Spectral Slicing X-Ray Telescope." By the use of figured multilayer (LSM) optics, it is possible to alter the plate scale of the primary mirrors to allow improved spatial resolution to he realized with solid state detectors. We will present the results of theoretical design and analysis studies of several spectral slicing x-ray telescope systems utilizing LSMs figured as hyperboloids, spheres, ellipsoids, and constant optical path aspheric elements. The RMS spot size and point spread function calculations will be presented for systems in which the LSM optics are figured to yield magnifications of 2X, 6X, and 8X, and it will be demonstrated that these systems yield superior off-axis performance over the primary optic alone.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 May 1985
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 0563, Applications of Thin Film Multilayered Structures to Figured X-Ray Optics, (6 May 1985); doi: 10.1117/12.949678
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Richard B. Hoover, George C. Marshall Space Flight Center (United States)
Shao-Hua Chao, University of Alabama at Birmingham (United States)
David L. Shealy, University of Alabama at Birmingham (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0563:
Applications of Thin Film Multilayered Structures to Figured X-Ray Optics
Gerald F. Marshall, Editor(s)

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