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In focus measurements of IXO type optics using the new PANTER x-ray test facility extension
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Paper Abstract

Future large X-ray observatories in space will require mirrors with large effective areas and long focal lengths to accomplish the proposed science. ESA programs for developing lightweight optics based on modules of silicon pore optics (SPO) and slumped glass optics (SGO) were put in place for the IXO mission (f=20m, r≈1m). To test such optics the MPE PANTER X-ray test facility has been upgraded / extended with support from ESA to accommodate in-focus measurements of such optics modules. We describe the extension to PANTER and the first results obtained from measuring such SPO and SGO modules during commissioning.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 September 2013
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 8861, Optics for EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Astronomy VI, 88611J (26 September 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2023309
Show Author Affiliations
Vadim Burwitz, Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Marcos Bavdaz, European Space Agency, ESTEC (Netherlands)
Giovanni Pareschi, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Italy)
Maximilien Collon, cosine Research B.V. (Netherlands)
Wolfgang Burkert, Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Daniele Spiga, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Italy)
Gisela Hartner, Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Marcelo Ackermann, cosine Research B.V. (Netherlands)
Benedikt Menz, Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Marta Civitani, INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera (Italy)

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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