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Beryllium Optical Mirrors By Vapor Deposition
Author(s): W. Wheeler; R. F. Karlak; T. G. Nieh; A. E. Vidoz
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Paper Abstract

Optical mirrors made of beryllium can provide advantages over those made of other materials primarily because of their high elastic modulus and low density. Conventional techniques for producing mirrors can he used with beryllium but only with difficulty and the resulting surface often contains defects from the metal itself. Preliminary experiments have shown that optical mirror surfaces on metal can be replicated with vapor deposited beryllium under carefully selected and controlled conditions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 March 1982
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0306, Contemporary Methods of Optical Fabrication, (31 March 1982); doi: 10.1117/12.932725
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W. Wheeler, Lockheed Missiles and Space Co. (United States)
R. F. Karlak, Lockheed Missiles and Space Co. (United States)
T. G. Nieh, Lockheed Missiles and Space Co. (United States)
A. E. Vidoz, Lockheed Missiles and Space Co. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0306:
Contemporary Methods of Optical Fabrication
Charles L. Stonecypher, Editor(s)

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