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Manufacturing of lightweight laser mirror substrates with low thermal expansion
Author(s): Volker Schmidt; Winfried Arens
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Paper Abstract

The efficient manufacturing of light-weighted mirror substrates is an important technology for the optical industry. The presentation deals with the prerequisites for the production of such substrates with respect to material properties, as well as manufacturing technology. Different materials are being presented with special emphasis on low- and zero thermal expansion materials. Their material properties of importance for the production of light weighted mirror substrates are being compared. Further more possible light weighting strategies are compared regarding light weighting success, manufacturing effort, necessary manufacturing technology and therefore price impact. For the successful implementation of these manufacturing processes a demonstrator part is shown including the flatness results achieved.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 April 2005
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 5708, Laser Resonators and Beam Control VIII, (12 April 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.591079
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Volker Schmidt, Berliner Glas KGaA (Germany)
Winfried Arens, Berliner Glas KGaA (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5708:
Laser Resonators and Beam Control VIII
Alexis V. Kudryashov; Alan H. Paxton, Editor(s)

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