26 August 2015 Development of ellipsoidal focusing mirror for soft x-ray and extreme ultraviolet light
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Abstract
Mirrors are key devices for creating various systems in optics. Focusing X-ray and extreme ultraviolet (EUV) light requires mirror surfaces with an extremely high accuracy. The figure of an ellipsoidal mirror is obtained by rotating an elliptical profile, and using such a mirror, soft X-ray and EUV light can be focused to dimensions on the order of nanometers without chromatic aberration. Although the theoretical performance of ellipsoidal mirrors is extremely high, the fabrication of an ideal ellipsoidal mirror remains problematic. Based on this background, we have been working to develop a fabrication system for ellipsoidal mirrors. In this proceeding, we briefly introduce the fabrication process and the soft X-ray focusing performance of the ellipsoidal mirror fabricated using the proposed process.
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Hidekazu Mimura, Hidekazu Mimura, Yoshinori Takei, Yoshinori Takei, Takahiro Saito, Takahiro Saito, Takehiro Kume, Takehiro Kume, Hiroto Motoyama, Hiroto Motoyama, Satoru Egawa, Satoru Egawa, Yoko Takeo, Yoko Takeo, Takahiro Higashi, Takahiro Higashi, } "Development of ellipsoidal focusing mirror for soft x-ray and extreme ultraviolet light", Proc. SPIE 9588, Advances in X-Ray/EUV Optics and Components X, 95880L (26 August 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2187455; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2187455
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