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Status of the silicon pore optics technology
Author(s): Maximilien J. Collon; Giuseppe Vacanti; Nicolas M. Barrière; Boris Landgraf; Ramses Günther; Mark Vervest; Luc Voruz; Sjoerd Verhoeckx; Ljubiša Babić; Laurens Keek; David Girou; Ben Okma; Enrico Hauser; Marco W. Beijersbergen; Marcos Bavdaz; Eric Wille; Sebastiaan Fransen; Brian Shortt; Ivo Ferreira; Jeroen Haneveld; Arenda Koelewijn; Ronald Start; Maurice Wijnperle; Jan-Joost Lankwarden; Coen van Baren; Paul Hieltjes; Jan Willem den Herder; Peter Müller; Evelyn Handick; Michael Krumrey; Miranda Bradshaw; Vadim Burwitz; Giovanni Pareschi; Sonny Massahi; Sara Svendsen; Desirée Della Monica Ferreira; Finn E. Christensen; Giuseppe Valsecchi; Paul Oliver; Ian Chequer; Kevin Ball
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Paper Abstract

Silicon Pore Optics (SPO) uses commercially available monocrystalline double-sided super-polished silicon wafers as a basis to produce mirrors that form lightweight and stiff high-resolution x-ray optics. The technology has been invented by cosine and the European Space Agency (ESA) and developed together with scientific and industrial partners to mass production levels. SPO is an enabling element for large space-based x-ray telescopes such as Athena and ARCUS, operating in the 0.2 to 12 keV band, with angular resolution requirements up to 5 arc seconds. SPO has also shown to be a versatile technology that can be further developed for gamma-ray optics, medical applications and for material research. This paper will summarise the status of the technology and of the mass production capabilities, show latest performance results and discuss the next steps in the development.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 September 2019
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 11119, Optics for EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Astronomy IX, 111190L (12 September 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2530696
Show Author Affiliations
Maximilien J. Collon, cosine B.V. (Netherlands)
Giuseppe Vacanti, cosine B.V. (Netherlands)
Nicolas M. Barrière, cosine B.V. (Netherlands)
Boris Landgraf, cosine B.V. (Netherlands)
Ramses Günther, cosine B.V. (Netherlands)
Mark Vervest, cosine B.V. (Netherlands)
Luc Voruz, cosine B.V. (Netherlands)
Sjoerd Verhoeckx, cosine B .V. (Netherlands)
Ljubiša Babić, cosine B.V. (Netherlands)
Laurens Keek, cosine B.V. (Netherlands)
David Girou, cosine B.V. (Netherlands)
Ben Okma, cosine B.V. (Netherlands)
Enrico Hauser, cosine B .V. (Netherlands)
Marco W. Beijersbergen, cosine B.V. (Netherlands)
Marcos Bavdaz, European Space Research and Technology Ctr. (Netherlands)
Eric Wille, European Space Research and Technology Ctr. (Netherlands)
Sebastiaan Fransen, European Space Research and Technology Ctr. (Netherlands)
Brian Shortt, European Space Research and Technology Ctr. (Netherlands)
Ivo Ferreira, European Space Research and Technology Ctr. (Netherlands)
Jeroen Haneveld, Micronit Microfluidics B.V. (Netherlands)
Arenda Koelewijn, Micronit Microfluidics B.V. (Netherlands)
Ronald Start, Micronit Microfluidics B.V. (Netherlands)
Maurice Wijnperle, Micronit Microfluidics B.V. (Netherlands)
Jan-Joost Lankwarden, Micronit Microfluidics B.V. (Netherlands)
Coen van Baren, SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research (Netherlands)
Paul Hieltjes, SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research (Netherlands)
Jan Willem den Herder, SRON Netherlands Institute for Space Research (Netherlands)
Univ. of Amsterdam (Netherlands)
Peter Müller, Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (Germany)
Evelyn Handick, Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (Germany)
Michael Krumrey, Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (Germany)
Miranda Bradshaw, Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Vadim Burwitz, Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Giovanni Pareschi, Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica (Italy)
Sonny Massahi, DTU Space (Denmark)
Sara Svendsen, DTU Space (Denmark)
Desirée Della Monica Ferreira, DTU Space (Denmark)
Finn E. Christensen, DTU Space (Denmark)
Giuseppe Valsecchi, Media Lario S.r.l. (Italy)
Paul Oliver, Teledyne e2v UK Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Ian Chequer, Teledyne e2v UK Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Kevin Ball, Teledyne e2v UK Ltd. (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11119:
Optics for EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Astronomy IX
Stephen L. O'Dell; Giovanni Pareschi, Editor(s)

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