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Optical Engineering

Mirrors for optical telescopes
Author(s): Mikhail M. Miroshnikov; Sergey V. Ljubarsky; Yuri P. Khimitch
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Paper Abstract

From the viewpoint of up-to-date requirements, fundamental scientific and technological problems arising in the design and manufacture of optical reflecting telescopes are formulated as compared to those of the refracting systems. Nontraditional materials, such as beryllium, silicon, and silicon carbide, are shown to be capable of successful competition with traditional optical materials for the telescope mirror. A brief overview is given of the development of beryllium-based mirrors.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 1992
PDF: 10 pages
Opt. Eng. 31(4) doi: 10.1117/12.56131
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 31, Issue 4
Show Author Affiliations
Mikhail M. Miroshnikov, S.I. Vavilov State Optical Institute (Russia)
Sergey V. Ljubarsky, S.I. Vavilov State Optical Institute (Russia)
Yuri P. Khimitch, S.I. Vavilov State Optical Institute (Russia)

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