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Analysis of thermal stability of fused optical structure
Author(s): William R. Powell
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Paper Abstract

Large glass mirrors made by fusing smaller pieces together are susceptible to distortions during manufacture and temperature changes due to differences in thermal expansion within the mirror. A method of predicting the size and shape of this distortion using the finite element method of computer simulation is described. The method is verified by comparison to a set of measurements on glass samples.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 December 1991
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1532, Analysis of Optical Structures, (1 December 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.48260
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William R. Powell, Corning Incorporated (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1532:
Analysis of Optical Structures
Donald C. O'Shea, Editor(s)

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