J. Phys. IV France
Volume 11, Numéro PR2, Juillet 2001
X-Ray Lasers 2000
Page(s) Pr2-527 - Pr2-531
7th International Conference on X-Ray Lasers

J. Phys. IV France 11 (2001) Pr2-527-Pr2-531

DOI: 10.1051/jp4:20012103

SPOTX a ray tracing software for X-ray optics

T. Moreno1 and M. Idir2

1  Société CAMINOTEC, 79 rue de Patay, 75013 Paris, France
2  LSAI/LURE, bâtiment 350, Université Paris-Sud, 91405 Orsay, France

The most general way to determine the characteristics of an image is by ray tracing. Ray tracing is a simulation technique that allows to perform computer experiments with a given optical system at a very low cost. Ray tracing simulations are performed to obtain quantitative descriptions of several experimental parameters. It is a common tool in the visible region of the spectrum where several commercial packages are available. These packages are not well suited for the x-ray domain because x-ray optics are used in grazing incidence or strongly off-axis. To perform X-ray optics simulations, we have developed SPOTX a ray tracing software for the X-ray domain. In this paper, we will present several examples concerning optical design simulation in different domains such as synchrotron radiation beamline, x-ray plasma spectroscopy and x-ray laser focusing. We will also present the user friendly graphical interface allowing to quickly define the optical design under consideration.

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