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15 October 2012 Novel design of a large x-ray optical system for astrophysical application
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In this work, we investigate a novel design of optical system for astrophysics. In addition, a new testing method in the X-ray laboratory was verified. The proposed optical system is composed of modules with Kirkpatrick-Baez configuration allowing usage of multi-foil mirrors arranged along a parabolic profile. This system effectively uses a circular aperture, which is divided into petals. Individual petals consist of diagonally oriented KB cells with a common focus. This optical system can be improved by a set of nested rotationally symmetric X-ray mirrors in order to achieve higher reflection efficiency in harder part of considered spectrum.
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L. Pina, R. Hudec, V. Tichy, A. Inneman, D. Cerna, J. Marsik, V. Marsikova, W. Cash, A. F. Shipley, B. R. Zeiger, T. D. Rogers, and R. Melich "Novel design of a large x-ray optical system for astrophysical application", Proc. SPIE 8502, Advances in X-Ray/EUV Optics and Components VII, 85020D (15 October 2012);


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