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Diamond Turning Of Parabolic Mirrors
Author(s): J. B. Bryan; R. R. Donaldson; E. R. McClure; H. A. Whelan; R. W. Clouser
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Paper Abstract

The manufacture and testing of a silver parabolic mirror cut directly with a diamond tool in a high precision numericallycontrolled lathe without subsequent optical figuring or polishing is described. The mirror is 6 in. in diameter with a 1.5 in. facal length, giving an f-number (ratio of focal length to beam diameter) of 0.25.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 March 1974
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0039, Applications of Geometrical Optics II, (1 March 1974); doi: 10.1117/12.953772
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J. B. Bryan, University of California (United States)
R. R. Donaldson, University of California (United States)
E. R. McClure, University of California (United States)
H. A. Whelan, University of California (United States)
R. W. Clouser, University of California (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0039:
Applications of Geometrical Optics II
Warren J. Smith, Editor(s)

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