Micro Pore Optics

A Micro Pore Optic plate consists of millions of square channels arranged in a well-defined order.

Millions of square-shaped channels
Pore sizes of 10, 20, 100 or 700 microns
Compact design
Flat, spherical or cylindrical shape
Customized to your specifications

Technical information

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.

MicroPore Optics



Related Applications

Beam Instrumentation
Comet and Asteroid Observation
Fast Detectors
Gas/ Liquid Chromatography MS
High Energy Phenomena Imaging
Ion Mobility Spectrometry
Ion Trap MS
Ionization Profile Monitor
Magnetic Sector MS
Residual Gas Analysis
Single & Triple Quad MS
Time of Flight MS
Weather and Solar Monitoring
X-Ray Optics & Metrology

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