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An Investigation Of Anomalous Scatter From Beryllium Mirrors
Author(s): John C. Stover; Marvin L. Bernt; Douglas E. McGary; Jeff Rifkin
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Paper Abstract

Scatter from Beryllium mirrors often seems to be higher than would be expected based on mirror surface roughness data. This paper verifies the effect and shows that it is more severe in the IR than in the visible. The implication is that the excess scatter is caused by mirror defects that are non-topographic in nature. The conclusion is that profile, or roughness specifications should not be used when low scatter is the requirement of concern.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 January 1990
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 1165, Scatter from Optical Components, (2 January 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.962840
Show Author Affiliations
John C. Stover, TMA Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Marvin L. Bernt, TMA Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Douglas E. McGary, TMA Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Jeff Rifkin, TMA Technologies, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1165:
Scatter from Optical Components
John C. Stover, Editor(s)

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