29 January 2004 X-ray test facility for diffraction gratings
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The University of Colorado maintains a grating evaluation facility to characterize optics from the far ultraviolet to the X-ray. The newest addition to this facility is a novel X-ray monochromator. Light is generated by a Manson electron impact X-ray source and passes through a monochromator which incorporates a grating in the off-plane mount at grazing incidence followed by an aluminum filter. From here, the light enters another vacuum chamber to illuminate the test grating, which disperses light onto a resistive anode MCP. This monochromator is characterized utilizing a variety of source anodes and voltages. Preliminary results from a high density test grating, also in the off-plane mount, display that this system is a highly effective tool for determining grating efficiencies.
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Randall Lee McEntaffer, Randall Lee McEntaffer, Fred R. Hearty, Fred R. Hearty, Brian Gleeson, Brian Gleeson, Webster C. Cash, Webster C. Cash, "X-ray test facility for diffraction gratings", Proc. SPIE 5168, Optics for EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Astronomy, (29 January 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.506292; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.506292


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