30 April 2009 History of grazing incidence x-ray optics in the Czech Republic
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The X-ray optics is a key element of various X-ray telescopes, X-ray microscopes, as well as other X-ray imaging instruments. The grazing incidence X-ray lenses represent the important class of X-ray optics. The replication technology represents an important alternative to other methods of X-ray optics production. We report on the past (first replicated Xray mirror has been produced by our group almost 40 years ago), present and future of replication of X-ray optics with emphasis on grazing incidence optics of various types and geometry. The various types of X-ray optics produced by replication with emphasis on astronomical optics are described and summarized. It is shown that the replicated X-ray optics is expected to still play a major role in future space experiments and projects such as the ESA/NASA/JAXA IXO project and other coming space missions.
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R. Hudec, "History of grazing incidence x-ray optics in the Czech Republic", Proc. SPIE 7360, EUV and X-Ray Optics: Synergy between Laboratory and Space, 73600D (30 April 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.820356; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.820356
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