A comprehensive line spread function error budget for the Off-plane Grating Rocket Experiment

Benjamin D. Donovan, Randall L. McEntaffer, James H. Tutt, Bridget C. O'Meara, Fabien Grisé, Kim A. Allgood, Michael P. Biskach, Kai Wing Chan, Michal Hlinka, John D. Kearney, James R. Mazzarella, Ryan S. McClelland, Ai Numata, Raul E. Riveros, Timo T. Saha, Peter M. Solly, William W. Zhang, Andrew D. Holland, Matthew R. Lewis, Matthew R. SomanKaren Holland

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Abstract

Future astronomical X-ray spectrometer missions call for high spectral resolution in conjunction with high throughput. To achieve both of these requirements simultaneously, many grating elements must be aligned such that their diffraction arcs overlap at the focal plane. Methods for the alignment of reflection gratings operated in the extreme off-plane mount are being developed at The Pennsylvania State University in support of the Off-plane Grating Rocket Experiment. We report on the alignment methodology and performance tests of an aligned reflection grating module.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOptics for EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Astronomy IX
EditorsStephen L. O'Dell, Giovanni Pareschi
PublisherSPIE
ISBN (Electronic)9781510629318
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019
EventOptics for EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Astronomy IX 2019 - San Diego, United States
Duration: Aug 13 2019Aug 15 2019

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume11119
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X

Conference

ConferenceOptics for EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Astronomy IX 2019
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego
Period8/13/198/15/19

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Donovan, B. D., McEntaffer, R. L., Tutt, J. H., O'Meara, B. C., Grisé, F., Allgood, K. A., Biskach, M. P., Chan, K. W., Hlinka, M., Kearney, J. D., Mazzarella, J. R., McClelland, R. S., Numata, A., Riveros, R. E., Saha, T. T., Solly, P. M., Zhang, W. W., Holland, A. D., Lewis, M. R., ... Holland, K. (2019). A comprehensive line spread function error budget for the Off-plane Grating Rocket Experiment. In S. L. O'Dell, & G. Pareschi (Eds.), Optics for EUV, X-Ray, and Gamma-Ray Astronomy IX [1111912] (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 11119). SPIE. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2530121