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An Unusual Two-Mirror Telescope: A Diamond Machining Example
Author(s): Mark Craig Gerchman
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Paper Abstract

This paper will examine how optical designers can use diamond machining techniques to design, test, and construct multimirror optical systems. An unusual two-mirror telescope will be used to demonstrate the advantages of these techniques. A review of the use of non-traditional surface descriptions, a diamond machining approach to aspheric surface metrology, and techniques for system construction and assembly will be described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 October 1988
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0916, Infrared Systems--Design and Testing, (11 October 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.945555
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Mark Craig Gerchman, Rank Pneumo Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0916:
Infrared Systems--Design and Testing
Peter R. Hall; John S. Seeley, Editor(s)

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