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New Technology For Beryllium Mirror Production
Author(s): Roger A. Paquin
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Paper Abstract

Current methods for fabricating beryllium optics are both time consuming and too expensive for many production applications. This has sometimes resulted in the substitution of marginally acceptable materials which do not always deliver the required performance. The advent of net shape blank fabrication directly from powder, utilizing disposable tooling and the hot isostatic pressing process, has provided the breakthrough which enables the cost effective production of beryllium mirrors.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 December 1989
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 1168, Current Developments in Optical Engineering and Commercial Optics, (22 December 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.962973
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Roger A. Paquin, The Perkin-Elmer Corporation (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1168:
Current Developments in Optical Engineering and Commercial Optics
Robert E. Fischer; Harvey M. Pollicove; Warren J. Smith, Editor(s)

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