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26 September 2013 Silicon optics for wide field x-ray imaging
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Silicon pore optics (SPO)1 were originally designed to provide very large collecting areas combined with good angular resolution in narrow field X-ray telescopes. We describe modifications to the geometry and manufacture of SPO to facilitate wide field X-ray imaging applications. Modest changes can greatly improve the vignetting function and off-axis angular resolution of SPO in the Wolter I geometry. Reconfiguring SPO to form Kirkpatrick- Baez stacks in the Schmidt geometry can provide very large fields of view with high angular resolution and large collecting area.
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R. Willingale, M. Ackermann, and M. Collon "Silicon optics for wide field x-ray imaging", Proc. SPIE 8861, Optics for EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Astronomy VI, 88611O (26 September 2013);


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