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Silicon pore optics mirror module production and testing
Author(s): Maximilien J. Collon; Giuseppe Vacanti; Nicolas M. Barrière; Boris Landgraf; Ramses Günther; Mark Vervest; Luc Voruz; Sjoerd Verhoex; Ljubiša Babić; Roy van der Hoeven; Kim van Straeten; Abdel Chatbi; David Girou; Marco W. Beijersbergen; Marcos Bavdaz; Eric Wille; Sebastiaan Fransen; Brian Shortt; Ivo Ferreira; Jeroen Haneveld; Arenda Koelewijn; Karin Booysen; Maurice Wijnperle; Jan-Joost Lankwarden; Coen van Baren; Alexander Eigenraam; Jan Willem den Herder; Peter Müller; Michael Krumrey; Vadim Burwitz; Giovanni Pareschi; Sonny Massahi; Desiree Della Monica Ferreira; Finn E. Christensen; Giuseppe Valsecchi; Paul Oliver; Ian Chequer; Kevin Ball; Karl-Heinz Zuknik; Dervis Vernani

Paper Abstract

Silicon Pore Optics (SPO) has been established as a new type of x-ray optics that enables future x-ray observatories such as Athena. SPO is being developed at cosine with the European Space Agency (ESA) and academic and industrial partners. The optics modules are lightweight, yet stiff, high-resolution x-ray optics, that shall allow missions to reach an unprecedentedly large effective area of several square meters, operating in the 0.2 to 12 keV band with an angular resolution better than 5 arc seconds. In this paper we are going to discuss the latest generation production facilities and we are going to present results of the production of mirror modules for a focal length of 12 m, including x-ray test results.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 July 2019
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 11180, International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2018, 1118023 (12 July 2019); doi: 10.1117/12.2535994
Show Author Affiliations
Maximilien J. Collon, cosine (Netherlands)
Giuseppe Vacanti, cosine (Netherlands)
Nicolas M. Barrière, cosine (Netherlands)
Boris Landgraf, cosine (Netherlands)
Ramses Günther, cosine (Netherlands)
Mark Vervest, cosine (Netherlands)
Luc Voruz, cosine (Netherlands)
Sjoerd Verhoex, cosine (Netherlands)
Ljubiša Babić, cosine (Netherlands)
Roy van der Hoeven, cosine (Netherlands)
Kim van Straeten, cosine (Netherlands)
Abdel Chatbi, cosine (Netherlands)
David Girou, cosine (Netherlands)
Marco W. Beijersbergen, cosine (Netherlands)
Marcos Bavdaz, European Space Agency (Netherlands)
Eric Wille, European Space Agency (Netherlands)
Sebastiaan Fransen, European Space Agency (Netherlands)
Brian Shortt, European Space Agency (Netherlands)
Ivo Ferreira, European Space Agency (Netherlands)
Jeroen Haneveld, Micronit Microfluidics B.V. (Netherlands)
Arenda Koelewijn, Micronit Microfluidics B.V. (Netherlands)
Karin Booysen, 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)
Alexander Eigenraam, SRON (Netherlands)
Jan Willem den Herder, SRON (Netherlands)
Peter Müller, Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (Germany)
Michael Krumrey, Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (Germany)
Vadim Burwitz, MPI für extraterrestrische Physik (Germany)
Giovanni Pareschi, Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica (Italy)
Sonny Massahi, DTU Space (Denmark)
Desiree 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)
Karl-Heinz Zuknik, OHB-System AG (Germany)
Dervis Vernani, Thales Alenia Space Switzerland Ltd. (Switzerland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 11180:
International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2018
Zoran Sodnik; Nikos Karafolas; Bruno Cugny, Editor(s)

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