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Enhancing CRFP panels with silicon monoxide to improve as-replicated figure accuracy
Author(s): Patrick M. Woida; William F. Hoffmann
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Paper Abstract

We have been able to utilize silicon monoxide (SiO) as a refractory coating to improve on the replicated figure of composite optics made from carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) sandwich panels. We apply an evaporative coating of SiO to the surface of the mirror and polish that coating to obtain the desired figure for the complete mirror. We have developed this technique to allow the use of CFRP optics which are both stable and have a low areal density. This represents a novel use of thin film vacuum coating to produce an optical substrate rather than a simple reflective or protective overcoating and represents an advance in producing thick SiO coatings (10 - 40 micrometers) over large areas (25 - 60 cm).

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 July 1997
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 3113, Grazing Incidence and Multilayer X-Ray Optical Systems, (11 July 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.278881
Show Author Affiliations
Patrick M. Woida, Univ. of Arizona Steward Observatory (United States)
William F. Hoffmann, Univ. of Arizona Steward Observatory (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3113:
Grazing Incidence and Multilayer X-Ray Optical Systems
Richard B. Hoover; Arthur B. C. Walker, Editor(s)

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