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Converted silicon carbide technology developments for optics
Author(s): Christopher Duston; Ken Woestman; Hugo Vargas; Brett deBlonk
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Paper Abstract

Silicon carbide structures fabricated by converting near-net-shape graphite preforms via Chemical Vapor Conversion (CVC) phase reaction have long provided improved performance components for electronics processing. In recent years, this same technology has been applied to the fabrication of simple and lightweighted mirrors and is moving into optical bench applications. To support the expanded applications, Poco has further evaluated the material properties of SUPERSiC® silicon carbide, developed technologies to mount silicon carbide mirrors on benches of similar and dissimilar materials, and fabricated complex monolithic geometries using in situ conversion bonding of mating graphite components. Overviews of each of these areas will be presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 September 2007
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6666, Optical Materials and Structures Technologies III, 66660I (17 September 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.734902
Show Author Affiliations
Christopher Duston, Poco Graphite, Inc. (United States)
Ken Woestman, Poco Graphite, Inc. (United States)
Hugo Vargas, Poco Graphite, Inc. (United States)
Brett deBlonk, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6666:
Optical Materials and Structures Technologies III
William A. Goodman; Joseph L. Robichaud, Editor(s)

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