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Steps Towards Large Replicated Mirrors
Author(s): Pierre Assus-Andre Glentzlin
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Paper Abstract

Polishing a large mirror is difficult, requires a long time and is expensive. In replication technology, the large scale production of identical mirrors is possible through precise mold polishing, in very little time and at a low cost. We show here excellent reproduction of optical quality in replicating a 50 cm spherical mirror. With suitable resin systems, the final quality depends solely on the polishing of the mold. We plan to make larger size mirrors in the near future and investigate the feasibility of 3 meter replicated mirrors.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 August 1986
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0628, Advanced Technology Optical Telescopes III, (20 August 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.963578
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Pierre Assus-Andre Glentzlin, Laboratoire d'optique C.E.R.G.A. (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0628:
Advanced Technology Optical Telescopes III
Lawrence D. Barr, Editor(s)

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