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Cesic: engineering material for optomechanical applications
Author(s): Matthias Krodel; G. Siegfried Kutter
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Paper Abstract

Cesic -- a trademark of ECM for carbon-fiber reinforced silicon carbide -- allows relatively quick and cheap manufacturing of components because the components can be shaped with conventional tools in a milling and/or drilling process of the greenbody material. Through a joining process and our new development of optical surfaces based on a slurry cladding technology, Cesic allows for a direct up-scaling of structures and optical surfaces to large-size applications and systems. The size of the structures and mirrors that can be manufactured is limited only by the scale of the available furnaces facilities, the largest of which currently is 2.4 m in diameter.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 December 2003
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 5179, Optical Materials and Structures Technologies, (12 December 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.503771
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Matthias Krodel, ECM Ingenieur-Unternehmen fur Energie- und Umwelttechnik GmbH (Germany)
G. Siegfried Kutter, ECM Ingenieur-Unternehmen fur Energie- und Umwelttechnik GmbH (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5179:
Optical Materials and Structures Technologies
William A. Goodman, Editor(s)

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