We report a design for a Kirkpatrick-Baez (KB) microfocussing mirror system. The main components are described, with emphasis on a ‘tripod’ manipulator, where we outline the required coordinate transformation calculations. The merit of this device lies in its simplicity of design, minimal degrees of freedom, and speed and ease of setup on a beamline. Test results and an example of the mirrors in use on Diamond Beamline I16, showing a high-resolution polar domain map of KTiOPO4 with a spot size of 1.25 µm × 1.5 µm, are presented.
The simplest possible design for a KB microfocus mirror system?
S. P. Collins, R. C. Harwin, S. M. Scott, D. M. Hawkins, F. Fabrizi, B. Moser, G. Nisbet, J. P. Sutter, W. S. Harwin; The simplest possible design for a KB microfocus mirror system?. AIP Conf. Proc. 27 July 2016; 1741 (1): 040018. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4952890
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