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Manufacturing And Testing Of A Grazing Incidence Mirror
Author(s): Manfred W. Grindel; Christopher J. Stolz
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Paper Abstract

Fabrication and testing of aspheric surfaces has always been a challenge for the optical industry. A mirror that is part of an ellipsoid is particularly difficult to manufacture when the axis of rotation does not intersect the surface and the radii change in two directions. Another difficulty in fabrication is the stringent specifications imposed by the nature of the application of the mirror. The physical requirements are for a 50 mm thick piece of fused silica with a 400 x 100 mm surface area platinum coated for use at grazing incidence. The mirror is used to image energy from a synchroton radiation source at one focus. The tolerances require a high figure accuracy, small slope deviations, and a minimum of surface roughness. The purpose of this paper is to present the methods used to fabricate and test such an elliptical mirror as described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 August 1988
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0830, Grazing Incidence Optics for Astronomical and Laboratory Applications, (9 August 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.942186
Show Author Affiliations
Manfred W. Grindel, Continental Optical Corporation (United States)
Christopher J. Stolz, Continental Optical Corporation (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0830:
Grazing Incidence Optics for Astronomical and Laboratory Applications
C. Stuart Bowyer, Editor(s)

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