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Extreme Ultraviolet Explorer: Mirror Optical Tests And Results
Author(s): Calvin H. Gillespie; David F. Edwards; Michael A. Nichols; David S. Finley
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Paper Abstract

The optical tests described here were performed after each step in the fabrication process of three Extreme Ultraviolet Explorer (EUVE) Type 1 telescope mirrors. The surface finish and irregularity was determined by image analysis and the geometrical figure was tested interferometrically. Images of a collimated point source were relayed to obtain magnifications and photographic exposures were adjusted to include all the scattered light while still resolving the smallest bright image core. By linearizing film sensitivity and taking digitized lineouts of the photographed image, less than 1 arc second full width half maximum (FWHM) intensities were measured. The integrated energy density was measured photometrically, and diffraction limited curves of 5 arc second half energy widths (HEW) were obtained. The test purpose, instruments employed, alignment methods, and test results are detailed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 October 1986
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0640, Grazing Incidence Optics, (21 October 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.964373
Show Author Affiliations
Calvin H. Gillespie, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (United States)
David F. Edwards, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (United States)
Michael A. Nichols, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (United States)
David S. Finley, University of California (United States)

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

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