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Advances in composite mirror and telescope technology
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Paper Abstract

We report progress in composite mirror technology made since the previous Backaskog ELT workshop. Significant achievements include the fabrication of extremely lightweight mirrors with areal density as low as 1 kg/m2, diffraction limited optical performance at visible wavelengths, meter class mirrors, a portable telescope with 0.5 m mirror, large thin deformable mirrors for adaptive optics, 1m x 2m mirrors, and a six meter telescope platform.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 July 2004
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 5382, Second Backaskog Workshop on Extremely Large Telescopes, (7 July 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.566260
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Peter C. Chen, Composite Mirror Applications, Inc. (United States)
NASA Goddard Space Flight Ctr. (United States)
Robert C. Romeo, Composite Mirror Applications, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5382:
Second Backaskog Workshop on Extremely Large Telescopes
Arne L. Ardeberg; Torben Andersen, Editor(s)

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