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Narrow-band solar images in the soft x-ray regime with multilayer optics
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Paper Abstract

High quality multilayers with 2d spacings as short as about 44 A have been used successfully for astronomical observations. Observation of both the sun and cosmic X-ray sources (for which radiation longward of the carbon edge at about 44 A is strongly attenuated by interstellar matter) are possible at wavelengths shorter than 40 A with current multilayer technology, if mirrors are used at nonnormal angles of incidence. We discuss several configurations which are suitable for high resolution solar imaging observations in the wavelength interval between 0.5 and 50 A. We also describe the design and anticipated performance of a multilayer optical system we are currently developing for a rocketborne solar observatory.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 January 1992
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1546, Multilayer and Grazing Incidence X-Ray/EUV Optics, (1 January 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.51253
Show Author Affiliations
Arthur B. C. Walker II, Stanford Univ. (United States)
Charles C. Kankelborg, Stanford Univ. (United States)
Richard B. Hoover, NASA/Marshall Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Troy W. Barbee Jr., Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (United States)
Phillip C. Baker, Baker Consulting (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1546:
Multilayer and Grazing Incidence X-Ray/EUV Optics
Richard B. Hoover, Editor(s)

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