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Lobster eye x-ray optics
Author(s): Adolf Van Inneman; Rene Hudec; Ladislav Pina; Paul Gorenstein
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Paper Abstract

The imaging x-ray telescopes in current use mostly have limited field of view. The alternative x-ray optics geometries achieving very large fields of view have been theoretically suggested in the 70's but have been not constructed and used so far. We review the design and basic properties of the wide-field x-ray optical system based on one- and two-dimensional lobster-eye geometry and suggest technologies for their development and construction. First results of the development of replicated x-ray reflecting cells for use in 2D x-ray optics of Angel lobster eye type are presented and discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 September 1999
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3766, X-Ray Optics, Instruments, and Missions II, (29 September 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.363660
Show Author Affiliations
Adolf Van Inneman, Czech Technical Univ. (Czech Republic)
Rene Hudec, Astronomical Institute/Observatory Ondrejov (Czech Republic)
Ladislav Pina, Czech Technical Univ. (Czech Republic)
Paul Gorenstein, Harvard-Smithsonian Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3766:
X-Ray Optics, Instruments, and Missions II
Richard B. Hoover; Arthur B. C. Walker II, Editor(s)

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