17 September 2012 Novel applications of silicon pore optics technology
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In this paper we present several novel applications using X-ray mirrors based on Silicon Pore Optics technology, the present baseline technology for large effective area space based X-ray telescopes. By cutting, bending and direct bonding of mirrors cut from silicon wafers we can create a variety of structures in a number of well-defined shapes. One novel application is an X-ray half-mirror for X-ray interferometry applications based on flat, structured Si mirrors bonded to a glass support structure with a large open area ratio. A second application is to use bent silicon single crystals as a focusing Laue lens for soft gamma rays.
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Marcelo D. Ackermann, Nicolas Barrière, Richard Willingale, Gillian Butcher, Maximilien J. Collon, Ramses Günther, Marcos Bavdaz, Marco Beijersbergen, Jeroen Haneveld, Mark Olde Riekerink, "Novel applications of silicon pore optics technology", Proc. SPIE 8443, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2012: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 84430V (17 September 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.926333; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.926333
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