27 September 2013 Design of novel x-ray optical system for rocket experiment
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Abstract
A novel design of X-ray optical system - concentrator for astrophysical rocket experiment is investigated. The proposed system is based on four modules with Kirkpatrick-Baez (KB) configuration allowing usage of multi-foil mirrors arranged to parabolic profile. The KB modules are supplemented by rotationally symmetrical parabolic segments. This X-ray optical system effectively uses a circular aperture. The KB modules are placed in four quadrants while the segments are set into a Cartesian cross between the KB modules. Studied optical system is under consideration for the student rocket experiment of University of Colorado that should verify function of NIST’s energy-dispersive detector based on Transition Edge Sensors (TES microcalorimeters).
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L. Pina, R. Hudec, V. Tichy, A. Inneman, D. Cerna, L. Sveda, J. Marsik, V. Marsikova, W. Cash, A. F. Shipley, B. R. Zeiger, and T. D. Rogers "Design of novel x-ray optical system for rocket experiment", Proc. SPIE 8848, Advances in X-Ray/EUV Optics and Components VIII, 884805 (27 September 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2023984; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2023984
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