18 July 2000 Novel micropore x-ray optics produced with microchannel plate technology
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A novel type of micro-pore optics for the X-ray regime has been developed. These optics have a radial design instead of the square packing in the more traditional Lobster-eye optics. With such a design true imaging, without a crucifix in the focus, can be achieved. We demonstrate that the walls inside the square pores are good enough to produce sub- arcminute focussing up to photon energies above 10 keV. The current performance of the optics is limited by large-scale distortions of the plates, probably caused by the method to fuse the fibers together.
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Marco W. Beijersbergen, Marco W. Beijersbergen, Marcos Bavdaz, Marcos Bavdaz, Anthony J. Peacock, Anthony J. Peacock, Enrico Tomaselli, Enrico Tomaselli, George W. Fraser, George W. Fraser, Adam N. Brunton, Adam N. Brunton, G. J. Price, G. J. Price, Michael K. Krumrey, Michael K. Krumrey, Clemens Herrmann, Clemens Herrmann, Andreas K. Freund, Andreas K. Freund, Eric Ziegler, Eric Ziegler, Alexei Souvorov, Alexei Souvorov, R. Fairbend, R. Fairbend, J.-P. Boutot, J.-P. Boutot, Sven Olof Flyckt, Sven Olof Flyckt, } "Novel micropore x-ray optics produced with microchannel plate technology", Proc. SPIE 4012, X-Ray Optics, Instruments, and Missions III, (18 July 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.391557; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.391557


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