Toward large-area sub-arcsecond x-ray telescopes II

Stephen L. O'Dell, Ryan Allured, Andrew O. Ames, Michael P. Biskach, David M. Broadway, Ricardo J. Bruni, David N. Burrows, Jian Cao, Brandon D. Chalifoux, Kai Wing Chan, Yip Wah Chung, Vincenzo Cotroneo, Ronald F. Elsner, Jessica A. Gaskin, Mikhail V. Gubarev, Ralf K. Heilmann, Edward Hertz, Thomas N. Jackson, Kiranmayee Kilaru, Jeffrey J. KolodziejczakRyan S. McClelland, Brian D. Ramsey, Paul B. Reid, Raul E. Riveros, Jacqueline M. Roche, Suzanne E. Romaine, Timo T. Saha, Mark L. Schattenburg, Daniel A. Schwartz, Eric D. Schwartz, Peter M. Solly, Susan Trolier-Mckinstry, Melville P. Ulmer, Alexey Vikhlinin, Margeaux L. Wallace, Xiaoli Wang, David L. Windt, Youwei Yao, Shi Ye, William W. Zhang, Heng Zuo

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Abstract

In order to advance significantly scientific objectives, future x-ray astronomy missions will likely call for x-ray telescopes with large aperture areas (3 m2) and fine angular resolution ( 12). Achieving such performance is programmatically and technologically challenging due to the mass and envelope constraints of space-borne telescopes and to the need for densely nested grazing-incidence optics. Such an x-ray telescope will require precision fabrication, alignment, mounting, and assembly of large areas (600 m2) of lightweight (2 kg/m2 areal density) high-quality mirrors, at an acceptable cost (1 M$/m2 of mirror surface area). This paper reviews relevant programmatic and technological issues, as well as possible approaches for addressing these issues-including direct fabrication of monocrystalline silicon mirrors, active (in-space adjustable) figure correction of replicated mirrors, static post-fabrication correction using ion implantation, differential erosion or deposition, and coating-stress manipulation of thin substrates.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdaptive X-Ray Optics IV
EditorsStephen L. O'Dell, Ali M. Khounsary
PublisherSPIE
ISBN (Electronic)9781510603219
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016
EventAdaptive X-Ray Optics IV - San Diego, United States
Duration: Aug 28 2016Aug 29 2016

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume9965
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X

Other

OtherAdaptive X-Ray Optics IV
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego
Period8/28/168/29/16

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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    O'Dell, S. L., Allured, R., Ames, A. O., Biskach, M. P., Broadway, D. M., Bruni, R. J., Burrows, D. N., Cao, J., Chalifoux, B. D., Chan, K. W., Chung, Y. W., Cotroneo, V., Elsner, R. F., Gaskin, J. A., Gubarev, M. V., Heilmann, R. K., Hertz, E., Jackson, T. N., Kilaru, K., ... Zuo, H. (2016). Toward large-area sub-arcsecond x-ray telescopes II. In S. L. O'Dell, & A. M. Khounsary (Eds.), Adaptive X-Ray Optics IV [996507] (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 9965). SPIE. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2238247