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Replication Of Grazing Incidence Optics
Author(s): Melville P. Ulmer
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Paper Abstract

The replication of grazing incidence optics is reviewed. Electroform and epoxy replication are described and compared. It is concluded that for light weight and deep nesting, replication has a distinct advantage over direct production. The resolution of optics produced in this manner is however, limited to about 10 arc seconds; a typical value is 40 arc seconds. Epoxy replicated pieces tend to have better optical figures than electroformed optics, but the latter can be made thinner to make more deeply nested systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 October 1986
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0640, Grazing Incidence Optics, (21 October 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.964368
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Melville P. Ulmer, Northwestern University (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0640:
Grazing Incidence Optics
John F. Osantowski; Leon P. Van Speybroeck, Editor(s)

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