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26 October 2018 Progress in development of adjustable optics for x-ray astronomy
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Adjustable X-ray optics is the technology under study by SAO and PSU for the realization of the proposed X-ray telescope Lynx. The technology is based on thin films of lead-zirconate-titanate (PZT) deposited on the back of thermally formed thin substrates, and represents a potential solution to the challenging trade-off between high-surface quality and low mass, that limits the performance of current generation of X-ray telescopes. The technology enables the correction of mirror fabrication figure, mounting induced distortions, and on-orbit correction for variations in the mirror thermal environment. We describe the current state of development, presenting updated test data, anticipation of performances and expectations.
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Vincenzo Cotroneo, Casey T. DeRoo, Thomas N. Jackson, Vladimir Kradinov, Tianning Liu, Vanessa Marquez, Paul B. Reid, Daniel A. Schwartz, Eric D. Schwartz, Mohit Tendulkar, Susan Trolier-McKinstry, and Julian Walker "Progress in development of adjustable optics for x-ray astronomy", Proc. SPIE 10761, Adaptive X-Ray Optics V, 1076109 (26 October 2018); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2323283
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