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  • Vol. 42, Iss. 10 — Apr. 1, 2003
  • pp: 1856–1866

Production and performance of the InFOCμS 20–40-keV graded multilayer mirror

Fred Berendse, Scott M. Owens, Peter J. Serlemitsos, Jack Tueller, Kai-Wing Chan, Yang Soong, Hans Krimm, Wayne H. Baumgartner, Yasushi Ogasaka, Keisuke Tamura, Takashi Okajima, Yuzuru Tawara, Koujun Yamashita, Kazutami Misaki, and Hideyo Kunieda  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 42, Issue 10, pp. 1856-1866 (2003)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.42.001856


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Abstract

The International Focusing Optics Collaboration for μCrab Sensitivity (InFOCμS) balloonborne hard x-ray telescope incorporates graded Pt/C multilayers replicated onto segmented Al foils to obtain the significant effective area at energies previously inaccessible to x-ray optics. Reflectivity measurements of individual foils demonstrate our capability to produce a mass quantity of multilayered foils with a rms roughness of 0.5 nm. The effective area of the completed mirror is 78 and 22 cm2 at 20 and 40 keV, respectively. The measured half-power diameter is 2.0 ± 0.5 arc min (90% confidence). The successful completion of this mirror demonstrates its applicability to future x-ray telescopes such as Constellation-X.

© 2003 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(110.6770) Imaging systems : Telescopes
(110.7440) Imaging systems : X-ray imaging
(310.1860) Thin films : Deposition and fabrication
(340.7440) X-ray optics : X-ray imaging
(340.7470) X-ray optics : X-ray mirrors
(350.1270) Other areas of optics : Astronomy and astrophysics

History
Original Manuscript: June 14, 2002
Revised Manuscript: October 7, 2002
Published: April 1, 2003

Citation
Fred Berendse, Scott M. Owens, Peter J. Serlemitsos, Jack Tueller, Kai-Wing Chan, Yang Soong, Hans Krimm, Wayne H. Baumgartner, Yasushi Ogasaka, Keisuke Tamura, Takashi Okajima, Yuzuru Tawara, Koujun Yamashita, Kazutami Misaki, and Hideyo Kunieda, "Production and performance of the InFOCμS 20–40-keV graded multilayer mirror," Appl. Opt. 42, 1856-1866 (2003)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-42-10-1856


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