Abstract

An aplanatic total reflection telescope for use in the soft x-ray region has been constructed and tested in this laboratory. The telescope has a collecting area of 2 cm2, an angular resolution of 1 min of arc, and a field of view of 40 min of arc. The focal length is 64 cm. The grazing angle of incidence on the telescope surface is about 1° for paraxial radiation. This results in an efficiency of reflection of 0.2% in the 8–12 Å region and 5.0% at 44 Å. These characteristics make it particularly suited to the study of celestial x-ray sources from rocket- and satellite-borne instrumentation.

© 1965 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
OSA Recommended Articles
Supermirror hard-x-ray telescope

Koujun Yamashita, Peter J. Serlemitsos, Jack Tueller, Scott D. Barthelmy, Lyle M. Bartlett, Kai-Wing Chan, Akihiro Furuzawa, Neil Gehrels, Kazutoshi Haga, Hideyo Kunieda, Peter Kurczynski, Gyanendra Lodha, Norio Nakajo, Norihiko Nakamura, Yoshiharu Namba, Yasushi Ogasaka, Takashi Okajima, David Palmer, Ann Parsons, Yang Soong, Carl M. Stahl, Harumi Takata, Keisuke Tamura, Yuzuru Tawara, and Bonnard J. Teegarden
Appl. Opt. 37(34) 8067-8073 (1998)

Optical Design of a Glancing Incidence X-ray Telescope

J. D. Mangus and J. H. Underwood
Appl. Opt. 8(1) 95-102 (1969)

X-ray and optical profiler analysis of electroformed x-ray optics

Yutaka Matsui, Melville P. Ulmer, and Peter Z. Takacs
Appl. Opt. 27(8) 1558-1563 (1988)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Figures (5)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Equations (2)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Equations are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription