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Optical Engineering

Fabrication of Off-Axis Parabolic Mirrors
Author(s): H. L. Gerth; R. E. Sladky; M. J. Bezik; C. A. Washington
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Paper Abstract

A fabrication process is now available that can manufacture focusing mirrors for the 10-kJ laser fusion experiment being conducted by the Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory. Techniques have been developed for satisfactory metal preparation, copper electroplating, single-crystal diamond turning, and optical inspection. Fabrication of these mirrors by these techniques, and a post diamond-turning polish, resulted in diffraction-limited optics at a wavelength of 10.6 pm.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 December 1978
PDF: 7 pages
Opt. Eng. 17(6) doi: 10.1117/12.7972289
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 17, Issue 6
Show Author Affiliations
H. L. Gerth, Fabrication Systems Department (United States)
R. E. Sladky, Fabrication Systems Department (United States)
M. J. Bezik, Union Carbide Corporation (United States)
C. A. Washington, Union Carbide Corporation (United States)


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