29 January 2004 Metrology of ultralightweight x-ray optics using noncontact laser triangulation probe
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We are reporting our progress in the measurements of thin glass optics under development for the soft X-ray telescope for the Constellation-X space observatory. We are using a Non-Contact laser probe (which uses triangulation techniques to measure displacement) to determine the surface shape of our ultra-lightweight mirrors. If this technique meets technical specifications we will for the first time have mapped the 3 dimensional surfaces of ultra-lightweight optics. As a secondary project, we are also automating this entire process which will give us better repeatability.
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Theo Hadjimichael, Theo Hadjimichael, David A. Content, David A. Content, Charles Fleetwood, Charles Fleetwood, Timo T. Saha, Timo T. Saha, Eugene Waluschka, Eugene Waluschka, Geraldine Wright, Geraldine Wright, } "Metrology of ultralightweight x-ray optics using noncontact laser triangulation probe", Proc. SPIE 5168, Optics for EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Astronomy, (29 January 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.507548; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.507548


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