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Ultrastable mirrors made from diamond reinforced SiC composites for high precision and power applications
Author(s): M. A. Akbas; D. Mastrobattisto; W. Vance; P. Jurgaitis; M. K. Aghajanian
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Paper Abstract

Diamond reinforced reaction bonded silicon carbide composites have unique properties such as very high stiffness, low density, low thermal expansion coefficient and high thermal conductivity making them attractive materials for high precision optical and structural components. However, their use in high precision equipments was limited due to significant difficulties in high tolerance machining of these super hard composites. In this present work, machineable diamond reinforced SiC composites were fabricated through forming hybrid monolithic microstructures with diamond free machineable surfaces. The resulting machineable composites were used to produce ultra-stable mirror substrates with optional internal cooling channels for high power laser optic applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 October 2012
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8486, Current Developments in Lens Design and Optical Engineering XIII, 84860O (11 October 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.928863
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M. A. Akbas, M Cubed Technologies, Inc. (United States)
D. Mastrobattisto, M Cubed Technologies, Inc. (United States)
W. Vance, M Cubed Technologies, Inc. (United States)
P. Jurgaitis, M Cubed Technologies, Inc. (United States)
M. K. Aghajanian, M Cubed Technologies, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8486:
Current Developments in Lens Design and Optical Engineering XIII
R. Barry Johnson; Virendra N. Mahajan; Simon Thibault, Editor(s)

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