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Properties And Performance Of Grazing Incidence Reflectors
Author(s): D. E. Aspnes; S. M. Kelso
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Paper Abstract

We numerically analyze at near-grazing incidence various configurations containing elliptical, toroidal, and the recently proposed common-axis rotationally symmetric anamorphic (CARSA) elements to determine the type and importance of aberrations inherent in each. CARS pairs of elliptical mirrors are shown to have negligible focusing errors for typical synchrotron source dimensions, and therefore comprise useful building blocks from which to construct grazing-incidence optical systems. To minimize aberrations, cylindrical, spherical, or toroidal elements should be avoided.

Paper Details

Date Published: 3 May 1982
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0315, Reflecting Optics for Synchrotron Radiation, (3 May 1982); doi: 10.1117/12.932985
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D. E. Aspnes, Bell Laboratories (United States)
S. M. Kelso, Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0315:
Reflecting Optics for Synchrotron Radiation
Malcolm R. Howells, Editor(s)

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