A Micro Pore Optic plate consists of millions of square channels arranged in a well-defined order.
Square channel optic to collimate or focus X-Ray, 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.
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.