3. Flexibility in Technique Development and Future Upgrades: Due to the small and lightweight form factor, multiple paraboloidal mirror lenses can be used on a single beamline, each optimized for specific parameters or for different techniques. Development of beamlines using the Sigray mirror lens also provides an easy path for future upgrades for additional optics and functionality.
4. Cost-Effective Beamline Development: For microfocus beamlines the source needs to be demagnified by a large factor. Since KB mirror pairs have large focal lengths (room must be provided for the downstream mirror), demagnification requires long, expensive beamlines. In comparison, the Sigray paraboloidal condensers enable the development of shorter, cost-effective, multi-functional microfocus beamlines.
5. Low Weight & Ease of Operation for Scanning: Straightforward alignment and low weight enable scanning of the optic, which is particularly important when the sample is difficult to move.