Square capillary x-ray optics

Andrew G. Peele, Brendan E. Allman, Alberto Cimmino, A. Y. Nikulin, Keith A. Nugent, Stanley J. Mrowka, Stephen M. Lane, James E. Trebes, Richard R. Strack, Walter P. Siegmund, Stephen W. Wilkins

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X-ray focusing using square channel capillary arrays is reviewed. We review our theoretical understanding of these devices and go on to examine their potential in the context of x-ray astronomy as an approach to the construction of a lobster-eye telescope. We show that a reasonably small device has the potential, in principle, to improve the sensitivity of wide field of view x-ray telescopes by an order of magnitude. We go on to briefly review our experimental work and indicate that these devices are getting close to realizing their theoretical potential.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Place of PublicationBellingham, WA, United States
PublisherSociety of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)0819416037
StatePublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes
EventAdvances in Multilayer and Grazing Incidence X-Ray/EUV/FUV Optics - San Diego, CA, USA
Duration: Jul 24 1994Jul 26 1994


OtherAdvances in Multilayer and Grazing Incidence X-Ray/EUV/FUV Optics
CitySan Diego, CA, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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