17 September 2012 Analysis of optical efficiency of METIS coronagraph telescope on board of the Solar Orbiter mission
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The Multi Element Telescope for Imaging and Spectroscopy (METIS) coronagraph is an instrument belonging to the SOLar Orbiter(SOLO) mission payload which will perform the imaging of the solar corona in three different spectral ranges: 30.4 nm (He-II Lyman-α line), 121.6 nm (H-I Lyman- α line) and visible spectral range (500-650 nm). Optical coatings with high reflectance performances at the interested wavelengths are required to collect enough light at the detector level. Different multilayer structures based on Si/Mo couples with appropriate capping layers have been already designed and tested to achieve this purpose. A model has been developed in order to estimate the efficiency's performances of the instrument on the whole field of view (FoV) by considering the ray paths. The results shown have been obtained taking into account of the experimental results on multilayers structures previously tested and the optical design of the instrument.
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V. Polito, A. J. Corso, P. Zuppella, P. Nicolosi, S. Fineschi, E. Antonucci, D. L. Windt, M. G. Pelizzo, "Analysis of optical efficiency of METIS coronagraph telescope on board of the Solar Orbiter mission", Proc. SPIE 8443, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2012: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 84433G (17 September 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.927118; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.927118
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