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LSST coating plant status and progress
Author(s): Tomislav Vucina; Norman Muller; Bettina Michel; Markus Gehlert; Jorg Faber; Matthias Smolke; Torsten Wellner; Robert Kunanz; Christian Melde; Heiko Naucke; Peter Espig; William Gressler; Jacques Sebag; John Andrew; Doug Neil
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Paper Abstract

The LSST Coating Plant consists of a Coating Chamber for high reflective optical coatings deposition and a Cleaning and Stripping Station for the M1M3 and M2 mirrors. The Coating Chamber sputtering process will be capable of depositing bare and protected Silver/Aluminum coating recipes. The Cleaning and Stripping Station consists of a rotating washing/drying boom, perimeter platforms, and an effluent handling system within the M1/M3 mirror cell. This paper describes the status of the Coating Plant construction effort at the Von Ardenne and MAN facilities. Progress on factory testing, review of the design features and reflective/coating requirements, and results are presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 July 2018
PDF: 18 pages
Proc. SPIE 10700, Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes VII, 1070002 (6 July 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2312708
Show Author Affiliations
Tomislav Vucina, Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (United States)
Norman Muller, Von Ardenne GmbH (Germany)
Bettina Michel, Von Ardenne GmbH (Germany)
Markus Gehlert, Von Ardenne GmbH (Germany)
Jorg Faber, Von Ardenne GmbH (Germany)
Matthias Smolke, Von Ardenne GmbH (Germany)
Torsten Wellner, Von Ardenne GmbH (Germany)
Robert Kunanz, Von Ardenne GmbH (Germany)
Christian Melde, Von Ardenne GmbH (Germany)
Heiko Naucke, Von Ardenne GmbH (Germany)
Peter Espig, Von Ardenne GmbH (Germany)
William Gressler, Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (United States)
Jacques Sebag, Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (United States)
John Andrew, Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (United States)
Doug Neil, Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10700:
Ground-based and Airborne Telescopes VII
Heather K. Marshall; Jason Spyromilio; Roberto Gilmozzi, Editor(s)

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