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Shape control of modular x-ray optics during integration and alignment: concepts and recent experiments at MPE
Author(s): E. Breunig; P. Friedrich; A. Winter
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Paper Abstract

Large modular optics made of thousands of mirror segments are a cornerstone of future x-ray mission concepts. In this project we focus on the integration and alignment of slumped glass wolter-1 segments into a mirror module. The two key issues of concern are the handling of a mirror segment during assembly, and the technology to permanently integrate the mirror segments with the supporting mirror module. Both steps can introduce significant shape error to the mirror. Our approach is based on the principle of minimizing distortions to the mirror by using a gravity compliand alignment setup and optimized interfaces. This paper is focused on basic requirements and recent integration experiments, of which analysis and results will be shown and future development discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 September 2013
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 8861, Optics for EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Astronomy VI, 88610Z (26 September 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2023012
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E. Breunig, Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
P. Friedrich, Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
A. Winter, Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8861:
Optics for EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Astronomy VI
Stephen L. O'Dell; Giovanni Pareschi, Editor(s)

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