The core mission of the Optics Group is to facilitate the efficient and productive use and operation of APS beamline-based research facilities. In support of this mission, the Optics group:
The group is composed of three sections: the first section focuses on mirrors, multilayers optics and metrology; the second section deals with crystal optics fabrication and laboratory crystal optics characterization and topography; and the third section deals with the operations and development of the 1-BM Optics and Detectors Testing Beamline.
|Work Request Form|
|To submit a work request to the Optics group, select the Work Request Form link|
|Crystal Optics Fabrication and Characterization|
|Comprehensive in-house infrastructure, capabilities and expertise for fabricating and developing almost all kinds of crystal-based X-ray optics-A unique capability in the US.|
|Mirrors and Multilayer Optics|
|Develop and fabricate single and multilayer thin film optics, as well as experimental samples, primarily for APS beamlines and users. Staff are available for consultation regarding thin-film deposition materials selection and general optical component design or simulation.|
|The mission of the metrology laboratory is to evaluate optical quality of x-ray mirrors and substrates to be used in the APS beamlines, in order to ensure compliance with the user's specifications in terms of surface figure error and finish. The lab can characterize x-ray mirror-bender assemblies and specialized optics as well as carry out joint R&D programs to develop new metrology measurement techniques and instrumentation.|
|1-BM Optics and Detectors Testing Beamline|
Current optics Testing Capabilities include: monochromatic topography, white beam topography, Talbot grating interferometry, K-B mirrors testing, Zone plate and multilayer layer Laue lens (MLL) testing.
Experiment proposal requests can be submitted using the APS Users proposal portal
|Beamline Optics Simulation and Characterization|
|Provide optics simulation and beamline characterization (flux, beam size, vibration, wavefront and coherence) supports to APS beamlines. Develop advanced optics simulation methods and wavefront and coherence measurement techniques.|
An Office of Science National User Facility