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Grazing Incidence Metal Optics For The Berkeley Extreme Ultraviolet Explorer Satellite: A Progress Report
Author(s): David Finley; Roger F. Malina; Stuart Bowyer
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Paper Abstract

We describe the four flight Wolter-Schwarzschild mirrors currently under fabrication for the Extreme Ultraviolet Explorer (EUVE) satellite. The principal figuring operation of these grazing incidence metal mirrors (gold over nickel on an aluminum substrate) is carried out by diamond turning at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories. Turning has been accomplished and optical testing results analyzed for three of the mirrors. As-turned values of 1.7 arc sec full width at half maximum (FWHM) and half energy width (HEW) of 5 arc seconds in the visible have been achieved. These results illustrate the great potential of precision fabrication technology for the production of large grazing incidence optics.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 November 1985
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0540, Southwest Conf on Optics '85, (20 November 1985); doi: 10.1117/12.976096
Show Author Affiliations
David Finley, University of California Berkeley (United States)
Roger F. Malina, University of California Berkeley (United States)
Stuart Bowyer, University of California Berkeley (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0540:
Southwest Conf on Optics '85
Susanne C. Stotlar, Editor(s)

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