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Interferometric measurements of silicon carbide and aluminum mirrors at liquid helium temperature
Author(s): Paul N. Robb; Paul B. Forney; Lynn W. Huff
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Paper Abstract

This paper extends the previously reported results of cryogenic optical testing (SPIE Volume 2543, 1995) by including the results of further reduction of the test data for the 170-mm-diameter silicon carbide mirror and the 178-mm- diameter aluminum mirror. Both mirrors were manufactured by the Vavilov State Optical Institute, St. Petersburg, Russia, for infrared applications and were loaned to LMMS for these tests. Optical tests were performed in the Lockheed Martin cryogenic optical test facility at liquid helium temperatures, using a Zygo Mark II interferometer. The initial surface figures were 0.18 waves and 0.08 waves for the aluminum and the SiC mirrors, respectively, with figure error being given as rms wavefront error at 0.6328-micron wavelength at room temperature. It was found that the maximum change in shape after cooling was between 0.007 and 0.036 waves for the SiC mirror and between 0.017 and 0.062 waves for the aluminum mirror.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 October 1997
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 3122, Infrared Spaceborne Remote Sensing V, (23 October 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.292695
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Paul N. Robb, Lockheed Martin Palo Alto Advanced Technology Ctr. (United States)
Paul B. Forney, Lockheed Martin Palo Alto Advanced Technology Ctr. (United States)
Lynn W. Huff, Lockheed Martin Palo Alto Advanced Technology Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3122:
Infrared Spaceborne Remote Sensing V
Marija Strojnik; Bjorn F. Andresen, Editor(s)

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