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Silicon optics for wide field x-ray imaging
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Silicon pore optics (SPO)1 were originally designed to provide very large collecting areas combined with good angular resolution in narrow field X-ray telescopes. We describe modifications to the geometry and manufacture of SPO to facilitate wide field X-ray imaging applications. Modest changes can greatly improve the vignetting function and off-axis angular resolution of SPO in the Wolter I geometry. Reconfiguring SPO to form Kirkpatrick- Baez stacks in the Schmidt geometry can provide very large fields of view with high angular resolution and large collecting area.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 September 2013
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 8861, Optics for EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Astronomy VI, 88611O (26 September 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2026536
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R. Willingale, Univ. of Leicester (United Kingdom)
M. Ackermann, cosine Research B.V. (Netherlands)
M. Collon, cosine Research B.V. (Netherlands)


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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