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Micro Pore Optic

SQUARE CHANNEL OPTIC TO COLLIMATE OR FOCUS X-RAY, UV PHOTONS

A Micro Pore Optic plate consists of millions of square channels arranged in a well-defined order. The surfaces inside the square channels have a near-perfect flatness and a very low roughness. They are ideal for focusing or collimating X-Ray and UV photons.
Photonis Micro Pore Optics have been developed for X-Ray imaging applications on interplanetary space missions. Compared to conventional X-Ray optics, Photonis Micro Pore Optics are extremely compact with ultra-low mass. X-Ray and UV photons can be focused, concentrated or collimated due to the total external reflection at grazing angle (<2°) inside the micro pore channels.

Square pore sizes of 10, 20, 100, or 700 microns are available; other configurations may be available. MPOs can be ordered as square packed or radially packed, and in flat, spherical or cylindrical shapes.

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Micro Pore Optic brochure