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Optical properties of Laue lenses for hard X-rays (> 60 keV)

  • Alessandro PisaEmail author
  • Filippo Frontera
  • Gianluca Loffredo
  • Damiano Pellicciotta
  • Natalia Auricchio
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Abstract

We report on preliminary results obtained with a Monte Carlo (MC) code developed to study the optical properties of Laue lenses for astro-physical observations. The MC code is written in the Python programming language and uses open source libraries. Among the physical quantities which can be investigated with the MC code, we paid our attention mainly to the estimation of the effective area, field of view (FOV) and point spread function (PSF) of the lens for observation of sources on-axis and off-axis.

Keywords

Laue lens X-ray diffraction X-ray telescope 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alessandro Pisa
    • 1
    Email author
  • Filippo Frontera
    • 1
    • 2
  • Gianluca Loffredo
    • 1
  • Damiano Pellicciotta
    • 1
  • Natalia Auricchio
    • 1
  1. 1.Physics DepartmentUniversity of FerraraFerraraItaly
  2. 2.IASF, CNRBolognaItaly

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