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Large Optics Testing Capability At The Naval Weapons Center
Author(s): H E Bennett
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Paper Abstract

A comprehensive capability for testing optics exists at the Michelson and Lauritsen Laboratories, Naval Weapons Center. We can evaluate coated or uncoated mirrors up to 4 m in diameter or with focal lengths of over 25 m. Measured parameters include optical figure, surface defects and surface roughness, total and angular dependence of scattered light, thermal distortion at temperatures from -190 to +100°C, optical anisotropy, coating uniformity, vibration characteristics of the mount, and optical properties (such as phase change on reflection and absolute reflectance). An excellent diamond-turning facility and an active optics shop are on site, as is an optics repository for the temporary storage of optics under clean conditions. A description of these facilities is given.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 July 1989
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1047, Mirrors and Windows for High Power/High Energy Laser Systems, (11 July 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.951357
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H E Bennett, Naval Weapons Center (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1047:
Mirrors and Windows for High Power/High Energy Laser Systems
Claude A. Klein, Editor(s)

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