The Laue lens is a technology for gamma-ray astrophysics whereby gamma-rays of particular energies can be focused by a suitable arrangement of crystals. The Laue lens assembly station at UC Berkeley was used to build a technological demonstrator addressing the key issues of crystal mounting speed, crystal position and orientation accuracy, and crystal reflectivity. The new prototype is a lens segment containing a total of 48 5 x 5 mm2 crystals - 36 Iron and 12 Aluminium. The segment is composed of 8 partial rings, each of which is aligned to diffract an energy between 95 and 130 keV from a source at 12.5m with a focal length of 1.5 m.
|Conference||Optics for EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Astronomy VII|
|Location||San Diego Convention Center|
|Period||10/08/2015 → 13/08/2015|
|Series||Proceedings of SPIE, the International Society for Optical Engineering|
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- Laue lens
- Soft Gamma-rays
- Focusing optics
- Technological development