We report on recent progress with development of astronomical X-ray optics based on bent Si wafers. Recent efforts with Si wafers have been focused on new forming technologies such as method of deposition of thin layers. The role of substrates quality in performance of final mirror arrays, as required by large future space X-ray astronomy experiments was… (More)
In this paper we present the results of investigations of a wide band soft X-ray source and a lobster eye optic specially designed for collecting radiation of the source. Soft X-rays in the wavelength range from about 3 nm to 20 nm were produced as a result of irradiation of a double-stream gas puff target with laser pulses of energy 0.8 J and time duration… (More)
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