Imaging characteristics of a conical primary, aspheric secondary x-ray telescope

Academic Article


  • The imaging effectiveness of an x-ray telescope consisting of a simple conical primary reflector and an aspheric secondary reflector is compared with a paraboloidal primary, hyperboloidal secondary of the same dimensions (Wolter type II). The rms spot size for the Wolter type II is considerably smaller being 1/28 as large as that of the cone-asphere for incident collimated light 1 min off the optical axis and 1/6 as large for incident light 12 min off the optical axis for a typical configuration. The cone-asphere spot size, on the other hand, is one half as large as that for a hyperboloidal primary, asphere secondary telescope of the same dimensions. © 1982, Optical Society of America.
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  • Applied Optics  Journal
  • Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    Author List

  • Burkhard DG; Shealy DL; Strobel GL
  • Start Page

  • 3713
  • End Page

  • 3718
  • Volume

  • 21
  • Issue

  • 20