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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 22, Iss. 8 — Apr. 15, 1983
  • pp: 1241–1246

Uniform and graded multilayers as x-ray optical elements

Ping Lee  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 22, Issue 8, pp. 1241-1246 (1983)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.22.001241


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Abstract

A detailed comparison of the performance of uniform and graded multilayers as soft x-ray monochromators and normal incidence collectors has been made. In particular, the responses of flat depth-, and laterally graded multilayers to Al Kα radiation, λ = 8.34 Å, have been computed and compared with the corresponding uniform multilayer. Furthermore, the efficiency of graded and uniform multilayers as normal incidence x-ray collectors has been calculated in terms of effective areas for parabolic reflectors tuned to the O Kα line, λ = 23.7 Å. Finally, the effective areas of four strong solar emission lines in the 30–60 Å region have been computed for uniform multilayers. Normal incidence multilayer mirrors are well suited for spectroheliograph type of applications.

© 1983 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: November 26, 1982
Published: April 15, 1983

Citation
Ping Lee, "Uniform and graded multilayers as x-ray optical elements," Appl. Opt. 22, 1241-1246 (1983)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-22-8-1241

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