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  • Vol. 37, Iss. 4 — Feb. 1, 1998
  • pp: 632–642

Lobster-eye x-ray optics: a rapid evaluation of the image distribution

A. G. Peele and K. A. Nugent  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 37, Issue 4, pp. 632-642 (1998)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.37.000632


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Abstract

A method for calculating the image distribution for one-dimensional lobster-eye optics is presented. This method gives the image distribution exactly for certain cases and offers improved speed over the method of ray tracing. Examples of the use of the algorithm are given. We show that the algorithm gives the same results as detailed ray-tracing codes. Extension of the method to the two-dimensional case is discussed.

© 1998 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(110.6770) Imaging systems : Telescopes
(340.0340) X-ray optics : X-ray optics
(340.7440) X-ray optics : X-ray imaging

History
Original Manuscript: September 19, 1996
Revised Manuscript: July 21, 1997
Published: February 1, 1998

Citation
A. G. Peele and K. A. Nugent, "Lobster-eye x-ray optics: a rapid evaluation of the image distribution," Appl. Opt. 37, 632-642 (1998)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-37-4-632


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