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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 51, Iss. 20 — Jul. 10, 2012
  • pp: 4638–4659

Toward the diffraction limit with transmissive x-ray lenses in astronomy

Christoph Braig and Peter Predehl  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 51, Issue 20, pp. 4638-4659 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.51.004638


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Abstract

We develop an analytical approach to refractive, blazed diffractive, and achromatic x-ray lenses of scalable dimensions for energies from 1 to 20 keV. Based on the parabolic wave equation, their wideband imaging properties are compared and optimized for a given spectral range. Low-Z lens materials for massive cores and rugged alternatives, such as polycarbonate or Si for flat Fresnel components, are investigated with respect to their suitability for diffraction-limited high-energy astronomy. Properly designed “hybrid” combinations can serve as an approach to x-ray telescopes with an enhanced efficiency throughout the whole considered band, nearly regardless of their inherent absorption.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(340.7440) X-ray optics : X-ray imaging
(050.1965) Diffraction and gratings : Diffractive lenses

ToC Category:
X-ray Optics

History
Original Manuscript: March 23, 2012
Revised Manuscript: May 3, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: May 7, 2012
Published: July 2, 2012

Citation
Christoph Braig and Peter Predehl, "Toward the diffraction limit with transmissive x-ray lenses in astronomy," Appl. Opt. 51, 4638-4659 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-51-20-4638

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