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Novel micropore x-ray optics produced with microchannel plate technology
Author(s): Marco W. Beijersbergen; Marcos Bavdaz; Anthony J. Peacock; Enrico Tomaselli; George W. Fraser; Adam N. Brunton; G. J. Price; Michael K. Krumrey; Clemens Herrmann; Andreas K. Freund; Eric Ziegler; Alexei Souvorov; R. Fairbend; J.-P. Boutot; Sven Olof Flyckt
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Paper Abstract

A novel type of micro-pore optics for the X-ray regime has been developed. These optics have a radial design instead of the square packing in the more traditional Lobster-eye optics. With such a design true imaging, without a crucifix in the focus, can be achieved. We demonstrate that the walls inside the square pores are good enough to produce sub- arcminute focussing up to photon energies above 10 keV. The current performance of the optics is limited by large-scale distortions of the plates, probably caused by the method to fuse the fibers together.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 July 2000
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 4012, X-Ray Optics, Instruments, and Missions III, (18 July 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.391557
Show Author Affiliations
Marco W. Beijersbergen, European Space Agency/ESTEC (Netherlands)
Marcos Bavdaz, European Space Agency/ESTEC (Netherlands)
Anthony J. Peacock, European Space Agency/ESTEC (Netherlands)
Enrico Tomaselli, European Space Agency/ESTEC (Netherlands)
George W. Fraser, Leicester Univ. (United Kingdom)
Adam N. Brunton, Leicester Univ. (United Kingdom)
G. J. Price, Leicester Univ. (United Kingdom)
Michael K. Krumrey, Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (Germany)
Clemens Herrmann, Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (Germany)
Andreas K. Freund, European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (France)
Eric Ziegler, European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (France)
Alexei Souvorov, European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (Japan)
R. Fairbend, Photonis (France)
J.-P. Boutot, Photonis (France)
Sven Olof Flyckt, Photonis (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4012:
X-Ray Optics, Instruments, and Missions III
Joachim E. Truemper; Bernd Aschenbach, Editor(s)

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