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Fabrication of the first pair of optics for the Advanced X-ray Astrophysics Facility
Author(s): Paul B. Reid; Thomas E. Gordon; Matthew B. Magida
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Paper Abstract

The first two mirrors for the Advanced X-Ray Astrophysics Facility have been successfully fabricated and tested. The methodology developed has demonstrated figure convergence rates previously unseen on large area, precision optics. These results were based on developing a unified systems approach to fabrication and testing aided by the extensive use of analytical models. This paper presents a summary of the optic requirements, an overview of the fabrication process, the metrology used, and a summary of the results

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 March 1992
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1618, Large Optics II, (26 March 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.58041
Show Author Affiliations
Paul B. Reid, Hughes Danbury Optical Systems, Inc. (United States)
Thomas E. Gordon, Hughes Danbury Optical Systems, Inc. (United States)
Matthew B. Magida, Hughes Danbury Optical Systems, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1618:
Large Optics II
Robert E. Parks, Editor(s)

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