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SLMS athermal technology for high-quality wavefront control
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Paper Abstract

The Air Force is interested in high stiffness, lightweight technologies for beam control systems. The corrected system wavefront error can be minimized using low figure error/surface finish, low print-through, high-stiffness, Silicon Lightweight Mirror Systems (SLMSTM) technology with high-reflectivity, very low absorption (VLA) coatings. We report on the fabrication of an F/1.0 mirror/mount weighing 26 pounds and with a first mode in excess of 1 kHz.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 September 2007
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6666, Optical Materials and Structures Technologies III, 66660Q (17 September 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.739672
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William A. Goodman, Schafer Corp. (United States)
Marc T. Jacoby, Schafer Corp. (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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