24 July 2014 Shaping of thin glass X-ray telescope mirrors using air bearing slumping and ion implantation
Author Affiliations +
Abstract
Air bearing glass slumping followed by ion implantation for fine figure correction constitutes a promising process for fabricating thin glass segmented mirrors for future high-resolution x-ray telescopes. We have previously demonstrated the feasibility of both air bearing slumping and ion implantation figure correction to produce mirrors with good figure and without introducing mid spatial-frequency errors or roughness. In this work, we describe a mechanically-robust slumping tool design that can be adapted to Wolter I mirror shapes; and we describe progress on understanding ion implantation for use as a figure correction process, by using in-situ curvature measurements in a tandem ion accelerator.
© (2014) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.
Brandon Chalifoux, Brandon Chalifoux, Ralf K. Heilmann, Ralf K. Heilmann, Mark L. Schattenburg, Mark L. Schattenburg, "Shaping of thin glass X-ray telescope mirrors using air bearing slumping and ion implantation", Proc. SPIE 9144, Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2014: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 91444D (24 July 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2056512; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2056512
PROCEEDINGS
7 PAGES


SHARE
RELATED CONTENT

Design of a medium size x ray mirror module based...
Proceedings of SPIE (July 18 2016)
Toward large-area sub-arcsecond x-ray telescopes II
Proceedings of SPIE (October 26 2016)
Ion Implantation In Optical Fibres
Proceedings of SPIE (October 28 1989)

Back to Top