23 October 1984 X-Ray Mirror Technology In The Axaf Era
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Proceedings Volume 0493, Optical Platforms; (1984) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.943781
Event: The National Symposium and Workshop on Optical Platforms, 1984, Huntsville, United States
The performance of X-ray optics at the present time is limited primarily by fabrication errors rather than by design limitations, and consequently realistic specifications and predictions must be based upon the available materials and technology as much as upon the theoretical surface equations. The AXAF baseline mirror design is used as an example of a solution to these problems. Fabrication and metrology techniques which are likely to be used for the AXAF mirrors are discussed, and estimates of final performance are made, although much more reliable estimates will be available after the completion of the Technology Mirror Assembly programs.
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Leon Van Speybroeck, Leon Van Speybroeck, "X-Ray Mirror Technology In The Axaf Era", Proc. SPIE 0493, Optical Platforms, (23 October 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.943781; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.943781

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