Dr. Daniele Spiga
Senior researcher in astronomical technologies at INAF Osservatorio Astronomico di Brera
SPIE Involvement:
Conference Co-Chair | Author | Editor
Area of Expertise:
X-ray Optics , Optical physics , Multilayer coatings , X-ray scattering , Surface metrology , X-ray gratings
Profile Summary

Daniele Spiga graduated in Physics from the Milano University in 2000. In 2005 he was awarded with the Ph.D. in Astrophysics and Astronomy at the Milano-Bicocca University, after defending a technological thesis developed at INAF/OAB (Brera Astronomical Observatory), devoted to the development of multilayer-coated mirrors for future X-ray telescopes. His Ph.D. Thesis was awarded with the "P. Tacchini" prize in 2005. In 2007, he appointed a position as INAF/OAB researcher. From Feb 2018 until June 2019, he has been Staff Engineer in the Optics & Metrology Department at SLAC-LCLS (Stanford University). He currently works in the X-ray optics group at INAF/OAB in the context of the ESA-funded projects SIMPOSiuM (Silicon Pore Optics Modelling and SImulations) for the ATHENA X-ray observatory, and BEaTriX (Beam Expander Testing X-ray Facility) to realize a compact X-ray beamline to perform the functional tests of the focusing modules for ATHENA. His main interest is the development of software to consistently predict the imaging quality from metrology data.
Publications (127)

Proceedings Article | 16 October 2019 Paper
Proc. SPIE. 11110, Advances in Laboratory-based X-Ray Sources, Optics, and Applications VII
KEYWORDS: Mirrors, Crystals, X-rays, X-ray sources, Silicon, Collimation, Optical simulations, Laser crystals, Monochromators, Current controlled current source

Proceedings Article | 11 September 2019 Paper
Proc. SPIE. 11111, X-Ray Lasers and Coherent X-Ray Sources: Development and Applications XIII
KEYWORDS: Optical systems, Diffraction, Mirrors, Optical design, Polishing, Wavefronts, Laser optics, Free electron lasers, Photon transport, Liquid crystal lasers

Proceedings Article | 10 September 2019 Presentation + Paper
Proc. SPIE. 11119, Optics for EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Astronomy IX
KEYWORDS: X-ray optics, Calibration, X-rays, Collimators

Proceedings Article | 9 September 2019 Presentation + Paper
Proc. SPIE. 11119, Optics for EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Astronomy IX
KEYWORDS: Mirrors, Optical design, X-rays, Nickel, Coating, Polarimetry, Finite element methods, Mechanical engineering, X-ray telescopes

Proceedings Article | 9 September 2019 Presentation + Paper
Proc. SPIE. 11119, Optics for EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Astronomy IX
KEYWORDS: Optical components, Mirrors, Crystals, X-rays, X-ray sources, Collimation, Beam expanders, Current controlled current source

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Proceedings Volume Editor (3)

SPIE Conference Volume | 23 September 2020

SPIE Conference Volume | 16 November 2018

Conference Committee Involvement (17)
Optics for EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Astronomy X
1 August 2021 | San Diego, California, United States
Advances in X-Ray/EUV Optics and Components XVI
1 August 2021 | San Diego, California, United States
Advances in Laboratory-based X-Ray Sources, Optics, and Applications VIII
1 August 2021 | San Diego, California, United States
Advances in X-Ray/EUV Optics and Components XV
26 August 2020 | Online Only, California, United States
Advances in X-Ray/EUV Optics and Components XIV
14 August 2019 | San Diego, California, United States
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Course Instructor
NON-SPIE: Italian Astronomy Olympiad
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