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Full-aperture x-ray tests of Kirkpatrick-Baez modules: preliminary results
Author(s): L. Pina; V. Marsikova; R. Hudec; A. Inneman; J. Marsik; W. Cash; A. Shipley; B. Zeiger
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Paper Abstract

We report on preliminary results of full aperture X-ray optical tests at the X-ray test facility at the University of Colorado (USA) of four test modules of Kirkpatrick-Baez (KB) X-ray optical systems performed in August 2010. Direct experimental comparisons were made between gold-coated optics of two novel substrates: glass foils and silicon wafers. The preliminary results are promising, with full-width half-maxima of full stacks being of order of 30 arcsec in 2D full arrangement. These results justify further efforts to improve KB optics for use in low-cost, high-performance space-borne astronomical imaging instruments for X-ray wavelengths.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 May 2011
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8076, EUV and X-Ray Optics: Synergy between Laboratory and Space II, 807609 (24 May 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.890517
Show Author Affiliations
L. Pina, Rigaku Innovative Technologies Europe (Czech Republic)
Czech Technical Univ. in Prague (Czech Republic)
V. Marsikova, Rigaku Innovative Technologies Europe (Czech Republic)
R. Hudec, Czech Technical Univ. in Prague (Czech Republic)
Astronomical Institute, ASCR (Czech Republic)
A. Inneman, Rigaku Innovative Technologies Europe (Czech Republic)
J. Marsik, Rigaku Innovative Technologies Europe (Czech Republic)
W. Cash, Univ. of Colorado at Boulder (United States)
A. Shipley, Univ. of Colorado at Boulder (United States)
B. Zeiger, Univ. of Colorado at Boulder (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8076:
EUV and X-Ray Optics: Synergy between Laboratory and Space II
René Hudec; Ladislav Pina, Editor(s)

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