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Optical Engineering

Strain-Free Mounting Techniques For Metal Mirrors
Author(s): Jerrold Zimmerman
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Paper Abstract

The ability to produce strain free mounts for metal mirrors is shown to be feasible by the application of four principles: - Mounting strain isolated from mirror surface - Mirror stiffer than mount - Mirror figured in "as mounted" strain condition - Mount tolerances equal to surface tolerances The application of precision diamond machining is shown to be advantageous in applying these principles. Several real mirrors are shown as examples.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 1981
PDF: 3 pages
Opt. Eng. 20(2) 202187 doi: 10.1117/12.7972688
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 20, Issue 2
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Jerrold Zimmerman, Honeywell Electro-Optics Center (United States)


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