1 January 1992 Development of hard x-ray optics
Author Affiliations +
Studies of cosmic X-ray sources have suffered from lack of focussing optics in the hard X-ray spectral region (E above 10 keV); in the absence of imaging optics, celestial X-rays are masked by the cosmic ray background, which severely degrades the detector sensitivity. There are several possible ways to develop grazing incidence imaging optics for this spectral region; we describe here one approach which utilizes numerous large diameter silicon wafers to form a flat-plate imaging telescope. A prototype imager of this type has been constructed, and we present measurements of surface quality, coalignment accuracy, and imaging ability.
© (1992) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.
Marshall K. Joy, Martin C. Weisskopf, "Development of hard x-ray optics", Proc. SPIE 1546, Multilayer and Grazing Incidence X-Ray/EUV Optics, (1 January 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.51248; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.51248


Aberration-free silicon pore x-ray optics
Proceedings of SPIE (September 26 2013)
Progress with MEMS x-ray micro pore optics
Proceedings of SPIE (September 17 2012)
Novel applications of silicon pore optics technology
Proceedings of SPIE (September 17 2012)
Performance characterization of silicon pore optics
Proceedings of SPIE (June 13 2006)
Novel design of a large x ray optical system for...
Proceedings of SPIE (October 15 2012)
Research and development of MEMS x-ray optics
Proceedings of SPIE (September 08 2005)

Back to Top