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University of Southern California

 
Instruments
ESP SEM HDIC RGIC OFS I OFS II XUV FFES
 
Solar EUV Monitor

A schematic diagram of the proposed EUV transmission grating spectrometer using three isolated silicon photodiodes as detectors is shown in the left pane. The photodiodes used are of the type flown successfully by us aboard a sounding rocket at the White Sands Missile Range in which obtained the integrated absolute solar EUV flux in the Al band pass (Ogawa et al. 1990).

To achieve spectral resolution as well, a free standing X-ray transmission grating (5000 grooves/mm) is placed on the optic axis between two highly stable (1500 Å thick each) alumin um filters. The filters and diode QEs limit the radiation to the band pass of (0.1 - 50.0 nm) for the zeroth order and 26 - 34 nm for the first orders.

 

 

 
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