Silicon Pore Optics (SPO) [1 to 21] and Slumped Glass Optics (SGO) [22 to 29] are lightweight high performance X-ray optics technologies being developed in Europe, driven by applications in observatory class high energy astrophysics missions, aiming at angular resolutions of 5” and providing effective areas of one or more square meters at a few keV.
This paper reports on the development activities led by ESA, and the status of the SPO and SGO technologies, including progress on high performance multilayer reflective coatings [30 to 35]. In addition, the progress with the X-ray test facilities and associated beam-lines is discussed .
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|Journal||Proceedings of SPIE, the International Society for Optical Engineering|
|Number of pages||12|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|
|Event||Optics for EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Astronomy VI - San Diego, California, United States|
Duration: 25 Aug 2013 → 25 Aug 2013
|Conference||Optics for EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Astronomy VI|
|City||San Diego, California|
|Period||25/08/2013 → 25/08/2013|