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26 September 2013 In focus measurements of IXO type optics using the new PANTER x-ray test facility extension
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Future large X-ray observatories in space will require mirrors with large effective areas and long focal lengths to accomplish the proposed science. ESA programs for developing lightweight optics based on modules of silicon pore optics (SPO) and slumped glass optics (SGO) were put in place for the IXO mission (f=20m, r≈1m). To test such optics the MPE PANTER X-ray test facility has been upgraded / extended with support from ESA to accommodate in-focus measurements of such optics modules. We describe the extension to PANTER and the first results obtained from measuring such SPO and SGO modules during commissioning.
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Vadim Burwitz, Marcos Bavdaz, Giovanni Pareschi, Maximilien Collon, Wolfgang Burkert, Daniele Spiga, Gisela Hartner, Marcelo Ackermann, Benedikt Menz, and Marta Civitani "In focus measurements of IXO type optics using the new PANTER x-ray test facility extension", Proc. SPIE 8861, Optics for EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Astronomy VI, 88611J (26 September 2013); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2023309
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