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History of grazing incidence x-ray optics in the Czech Republic
Author(s): R. Hudec
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Paper Abstract

The X-ray optics is a key element of various X-ray telescopes, X-ray microscopes, as well as other X-ray imaging instruments. The grazing incidence X-ray lenses represent the important class of X-ray optics. The replication technology represents an important alternative to other methods of X-ray optics production. We report on the past (first replicated Xray mirror has been produced by our group almost 40 years ago), present and future of replication of X-ray optics with emphasis on grazing incidence optics of various types and geometry. The various types of X-ray optics produced by replication with emphasis on astronomical optics are described and summarized. It is shown that the replicated X-ray optics is expected to still play a major role in future space experiments and projects such as the ESA/NASA/JAXA IXO project and other coming space missions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 April 2009
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 7360, EUV and X-Ray Optics: Synergy between Laboratory and Space, 73600D (30 April 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.820356
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R. Hudec, Astronomical Institute (Czech Republic)
Czech Technical Univ. (Czech Republic)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7360:
EUV and X-Ray Optics: Synergy between Laboratory and Space
René Hudec; Ladislav Pina, Editor(s)

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