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Lessons learned in recent beryllium-mirror fabrication
Author(s): James A. Wells; Calvin M. Lombard; George B. Sloan; Wally W. Moore; Claude E. Martin
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Paper Abstract

The lessons learned in recent fabrication of beryllium mirrors could have a significant impact on how beryllium optics of the future are produced. This paper provides an overview of the latest techniques for beryllium optics fabrication and a comparison of the results achieved. Specific technical ureas discussed include: new beryllium powders, results of consolidation, beryllium material property improvements, modified machining procedures, thermal stabilization, single point turning, burnishing techniques, replica faceplates, support structure bonding, mirror superpolishing, and new optical testing techniques.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 September 1991
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1485, Reflective and Refractive Optical Materials for Earth and Space Applications, (1 September 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.46521
Show Author Affiliations
James A. Wells, Teledyne Brown Engineering (United States)
Calvin M. Lombard, Teledyne Brown Engineering (United States)
George B. Sloan, U.S. Army Strategic Defense Command (United States)
Wally W. Moore, U.S. Army Strategic Defense Command (United States)
Claude E. Martin, U.S. Army Strategic Defense Command (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1485:
Reflective and Refractive Optical Materials for Earth and Space Applications
Max J. Riedl; Robert R. Hale; Thomas B. Parsonage, Editor(s)

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