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Mirrors for optical telescopes
Author(s): Mikhail M. Miroshnikov
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Paper Abstract

From a viewpoint of the up-to-date requirements, fundamental scientific and technological problems arising in design and manufacture of the optical reflecting telescopes are formulated as compared to those of the retracting systems. Nontraditional materials, such as beryllium, silicon, silicon carbide, etc., are shown to be capable of successful competition with the traditional optical materials used for the telescope mirror. Certain technological features and results obtained at GOI Metal Optics Division are briefly overviewed concerning the beryllium-based mirrors development.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 December 1991
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 1533, Optomechanics and Dimensional Stability, (1 December 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.48864
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Mikhail M. Miroshnikov, S. I. Vavilov State Optical Institute (Russia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1533:
Optomechanics and Dimensional Stability
Roger A. Paquin; Daniel Vukobratovich, Editor(s)

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