San Diego Convention Center
San Diego, California, United States
21 - 25 August 2011
Conference 8147
Optics for EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Astronomy V
Tuesday - Thursday 23 - 25 August 2011
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Abstract Due:
7 February 2011

Author Notification:
18 April 2011

Manuscript Due Date:
27 July 2011

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Sunday 21 August Show All Abstracts
Session PL:
Astronomical Optics and Instrumentation Plenary Session
Sunday 21 August 2011
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Conv. Ctr 6A

3:30 pm: Welcome and Opening Remarks, Dr. James Breckinridge, California Institute of Technology (United States)
The little photometer that could: technical challenges and science results from the Kepler Mission (Plenary Presentation)
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Large Binocular Telescope Adaptive Optics System: new achievements and perspectives in adaptive optics (Plenary Presentation)
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Tuesday 23 August Show All Abstracts
Opening Remarks
Tuesday 23 August 2011
8:10 AM - 8:20 AM
Location: Conv. Ctr. 17B
Session 1:
Foil Optics
Tuesday 23 August 2011
8:20 AM - 9:00 AM
ASTRO-H Soft X-ray Telescope (SXT)
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Development of ultra-thin thermal shield for ASTRO-H x-ray telescopes
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Session 2:
Electroformed Optics
Tuesday 23 August 2011
9:00 AM - 11:50 AM
The Focusing Optics X-ray Solar Imager (FOXSI)
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The ART-XC Instrument on board the SRG Mission
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Performance of a mirror shell replicated from a new flight quality mandrel for eROSITA mission
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Development and testing of the eROSITA mirror modules
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The optics system of the New Hard X-ray Mission: status report
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Angular resolution measurements at SPring-8 of a hard x-ray optic for the New Hard X-ray Mission
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From x-ray telescopes to neutron focusing
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Session 3:
Silicon Pore Optics
Tuesday 23 August 2011
1:20 PM - 3:00 PM
ESA-led ATHENA/IXO optics development status
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Design, fabrication, and characterization of silicon pore optics for ATHENA/IXO
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Mass production of silicon pore optics for IXO and ATHENA
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Silicon pore optics for astrophysical missions
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Compatibility of silicon pore optics with launchers and operation conditions
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Session 4:
Slumped Glass Optics I
Tuesday 23 August 2011
3:30 PM - 5:50 PM
Fabrication of the NuSTAR flight optics
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NuSTAR ground calibration: The Rainwater Memorial Calibration Facility (RaMCaF)
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First results from the ground calibration of the NuSTAR flight optics
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Lightweight and high angular resolution x-ray optics for astronomical missions
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IXO glass mirrors development in Europe
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Production of the IXO glass segmented mirrors by hot slumping with pressure assistance: tests and results
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Fabrication update on non-contact mirror slumping technology for the International X-ray Observatory mirrors
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Wednesday 24 August Show All Abstracts
Session 5:
Slumped Glass Optics II
Wednesday 24 August 2011
8:10 AM - 9:50 AM
Design and analysis of mirror modules for IXO and beyond
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Alignment and integration of lightweight mirror segments
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Design of the IXO optics based on thin glass plates connected by reinforcing ribs
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An integration machine for the assembly of the x-ray optic units based on thin slumped glass foils for the IXO mission
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Evaluation of the epoxy for the integration of slumped-glass segments into an x-rays module
(Canceled)
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Session 6:
Coatings
Wednesday 24 August 2011
9:50 AM - 11:40 AM
Preliminary coating design and coating developments for ATHENA
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Coatings for the NuSTAR mission
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Improved release coatings for electroformed x-ray optics
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Differential deposition to correct surface figure deviations in astronomical grazing-incidence x-ray optics
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Session 7:
Design and Analysis
Wednesday 24 August 2011
1:30 PM - 2:10 PM
Point spread function of real Wolter-I X-ray mirrors: computation by means of the Huygens-Fresnel principle
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Size optimization for mirror segments for X-ray optics
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Session 8:
Optical Fabrication
Wednesday 24 August 2011
2:10 PM - 3:10 PM
Forming mandrels for making lightweight x-ray mirrors
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Progress on precise grinding and polishing of thin glass monolithic shell (towards WFXT)
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Progress on the magnetic field-assisted finishing of MEMS micropore x-ray optics
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Session 9:
Metrology Methods
Wednesday 24 August 2011
3:40 PM - 5:00 PM
Metrology of IXO mirror segments
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Grazing incidence wavefront sensing and verification of x-ray optics performance
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MPR: innovative 3D free-form optics profilometer
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Development of multi-beam long trace profiler
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Session PS:
Poster Preview
Wednesday 24 August 2011
5:00 PM - 5:15 PM
Location: Conv. Ctr. 17B

In addition to their poster presentations, poster authors will be making a short oral presentation during the conference.
Session PS2:
Posters-Wednesday
Wednesday 24 August 2011
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Location: Exhibition Hall B2

Conference attendees are invited to attend the poster session on Wednesday evening. Come view the posters, enjoy light refreshments, ask questions, and network with colleagues in your field. Authors of poster papers will be present to answer questions concerning their papers. Attendees are required to wear their conference registration badges to the poster sessions. Poster authors, view poster presentation guidelines at http://spie.org/x30293.xml.
The current status of reflector production and hard x-ray characterization for ASTRO-H/HXT
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New multilayer design for ASTRO-H/hard x-ray telescope and missions beyond
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Mathematical formalism for designing wide-field x-ray telescopes: mirror nodal positions and detector tilts
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MT_RAYOR: a versatile raytracing tool for x-ray telescopes
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Accurate modeling of periodic and graded multilayer x-ray scattering from surface microroughness characterization
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The Marshall Grazing Incidence X-ray Spectrograph (MaGIXS)
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Development of a EUV test facility at the Marshall Space Flight Center
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Thursday 25 August Show All Abstracts
Session 10:
Laue Lenses I
Thursday 25 August 2011
8:10 AM - 9:30 AM
Laue lenses for hard x-/soft γ-rays: new prototype results
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The LAUE project for broadband gamma-ray focusing lenses
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Developing a second generation Laue lens prototype: high-reflectivity crystals and accurate assembly
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Bent crystals by surface grooving method for high-efficiency concentration of hard x-ray photons by a Laue lens
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Session 11:
Laue Lenses II
Thursday 25 August 2011
9:30 AM - 11:20 AM
High-resolution x-ray characterization of mosaic crystals for hard x-and gamma-ray astronomy
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Quasi-mosaic crystals for high-resolution focusing of hard x-rays through a Laue lens
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Preparation of bent crystals as high-efficiency optical elements for hard x-ray astronomy
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Proposal for a high-reflectivity Laue lens tuned on the 511-keV emission line
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Session 12:
Spectrographs
Thursday 25 August 2011
11:20 AM - 12:20 PM
X-ray optics for WHIMex: the Warm Hot Intergalactic Medium Explorer
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Development of off-plane gratings for WHIMex and IXO
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Fabrication update on critical-angle transmission gratings for soft x-ray grating spectrometers
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Session 13:
Novel Optics
Thursday 25 August 2011
1:50 PM - 3:50 PM
The Extreme Physics Explorer and large area micro-channel plate optics
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Large-angle observatory with energy resolution for synoptic x-ray studies (LOBSTER-SXS)
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A new x-ray interferometer
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Toward active x-ray telescopes
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Adjustable grazing incidence x-ray optics: measurement of actuator influence functions and comparison with modeling
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Adjustable x-ray optics: correction for gravity-induced figure errors
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