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Lightweight composite/foam mirrors for UV applications
Author(s): Witold Kowbel; Calvin Bruce; James C. Withers
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Paper Abstract

SiC ceramics offer unique thermomechanical and optical characteristics. However, their practical application in optics is very limited. A novel approach was developed which combines carbon composites, carbon foam, Chemical Vapor Reaction (CVR)-Si and Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD)-Si. This unique approach provided for a breakthrough in optical structures the elimination of the print-through at the rib section.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 December 2002
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 4849, Highly Innovative Space Telescope Concepts, (18 December 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.460413
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Witold Kowbel, Materials and Electrochemical Research Corp. (United States)
Calvin Bruce, Materials and Electrochemical Research Corp. (United States)
James C. Withers, Materials and Electrochemical Research Corp. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4849:
Highly Innovative Space Telescope Concepts
Howard A. MacEwen, Editor(s)

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