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Conceptual design of a combined visible-x-ray wideband telescope
Author(s): Yoshiyuki Takizawa; Toshikazu Ebisuzaki; Chico Otani; Hirohiko M. Shimizu; Yoshiyuki Takahashi
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Paper Abstract

Superconduting tunnel junctions (STJ) have been developed to detect X-ray ~ visivle photons for application to astrophysics, particle physics, material physics, and so on. STJ are applicable as photon detectors with good energy resolution and a high photon-counting rate. STJ also have good efficiency because of their high absorption efficiency below 1 keV photon energy. That is advantageous in the observation of the faint objects with which the photon number is limited like astronomical objects and planetary plasma observation. STJ have potentials to open new windows of telescope. On the other hand, the progress of multilayers makes it possible to fabricated a normal incidence telescope (NIT) with high angular resolution and wide field of view up to 500 eV photon energyThe combination of the improved optical elements (multilayer) and STJ will enable us to design a new optical system in the near future. We demonstrate the design combined Visible - X-ray Wide-Band Space Telescope (WBST).

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 December 2002
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4849, Highly Innovative Space Telescope Concepts, (18 December 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.460086
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Yoshiyuki Takizawa, The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (RIKEN) (Japan)
Toshikazu Ebisuzaki, The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (RIKEN) (Japan)
Chico Otani, The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (RIKEN) (Japan)
Hirohiko M. Shimizu, The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (RIKEN) (Japan)
Yoshiyuki Takahashi, The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research (RIKEN) (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4849:
Highly Innovative Space Telescope Concepts
Howard A. MacEwen, Editor(s)

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