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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 16 — Aug. 3, 2009
  • pp: 14156–14165

Detailed simulation of a Lobster-eye telescope

Corey T. Putkunz and Andrew G. Peele  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 16, pp. 14156-14165 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.014156


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Abstract

The concept of an x-ray telescope based on the optics of the eye of certain types of crustacea has been in currency for nearly thirty years. However, it is only in the last decade that the technology to make the telescope and the opportunity to mount it on a suitable space platform have combined to allow the idea to become a reality. Accordingly, we have undertaken a detailed simulation study, updating previous simplified models, to properly characterise the performance of the instrument in orbit. The study reveals details of how the particular characteristics of the lobster-eye optics affect the sensitivity of the instrument and allow us to implement new ideas in data extraction methods.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(340.0340) X-ray optics : X-ray optics
(340.7440) X-ray optics : X-ray imaging

ToC Category:
X-ray Optics

History
Original Manuscript: June 26, 2009
Revised Manuscript: July 16, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: July 27, 2009
Published: July 30, 2009

Virtual Issues
Vol. 4, Iss. 10 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Citation
Corey T. Putkunz and Andrew G. Peele, "Detailed simulation of a Lobster-eye telescope," Opt. Express 17, 14156-14165 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-16-14156


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