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A few observations about mounting moderately sized mirrors
Author(s): Morris Kaufman
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Paper Abstract

Most of the mirror mounting literature has focused on small (less than 0.1 meters) or large (greater than 1 meter) mirrors. We will examine the theory and practice of mounting moderately sized mirrors (between 0.1 and 1 meter). Two examples will be taken from optical diagnostic systems designed for the National Ignition Facility (NIF). In both cases the mirrors were removable (not bonded in place). One of the examples will be for a mirror with a poor aspect ratio (i.e. diameter to thickness ratio greater than 15:1).

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 September 2011
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8125, Optomechanics 2011: Innovations and Solutions, 81250O (24 September 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.890911
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Morris Kaufman, National Security Technologies, LLC (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8125:
Optomechanics 2011: Innovations and Solutions
Alson E. Hatheway, Editor(s)

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