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Application of Russian beryllium materials in optics
Author(s): Eugene Vygovsky; Igor L. Strulea; Igor Milov; Larry A. Grant
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Paper Abstract

This paper presents an interesting view of beryllium and aluminum-beryllium optics from Russia. It covers the basic design philosophy of why selecting beryllium and compared Russian beryllium to other optical materials. Fabrication processing and equipment are discussed and presented using photographs. Detailed property data for Russian materials is presented in both pure and alloy forms. Unique casting capabilities combining beryllium with aluminum for large optical structures is disclosed along with photographs of actual hardware produced.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 October 1995
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 2543, Silicon Carbide Materials for Optics and Precision Structures, (23 October 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.225283
Show Author Affiliations
Eugene Vygovsky, Kompozit (Russia)
Igor L. Strulea, Kompozit (Russia)
Igor Milov, Kompozit (Russia)
Larry A. Grant, US/Grant Materials Technology (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2543:
Silicon Carbide Materials for Optics and Precision Structures
Mark A. Ealey, Editor(s)

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