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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 27, Iss. 8 — Apr. 15, 1988
  • pp: 1470–1475

Optics for the x-ray imaging concentrators aboard the x-ray astronomy satellite SAX

Oberto Citterio, Giuseppe Bonelli, G. Conti, E. Mattaini, E. Santambrogio, B. Sacco, E. Lanzara, Heinrich Brauninger, and Wolfgang Burkert  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 27, Issue 8, pp. 1470-1475 (1988)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.27.001470


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Abstract

The scientific instrumentation onboard the Italian satellite for x-ray astronomy (SAX) foresees x-ray imaging concentrators operating in the 0.1–10-keV energy range with a spatial resolution of 1 min of arc. The optics is composed of thirty confocal-nested very thin double-cone mirrors. To achieve good optical quality and to allow the construction of several concentrators at an acceptable cost, a replica technique by electroforming the mirrors from masters is used. This paper presents the results obtained from a set of electroformed mirrors mounted on a concentrator prototype.

© 1988 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: August 18, 1987
Published: April 15, 1988

Citation
Oberto Citterio, Giuseppe Bonelli, G. Conti, E. Mattaini, E. Santambrogio, B. Sacco, E. Lanzara, Heinrich Brauninger, and Wolfgang Burkert, "Optics for the x-ray imaging concentrators aboard the x-ray astronomy satellite SAX," Appl. Opt. 27, 1470-1475 (1988)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-27-8-1470

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