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Characterization of hot-isostatic-pressed optical-quality beryllium
Author(s): Jerry L. Behlau; Mark Baumler
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Paper Abstract

Producibility of low scatter, HIPed beryllium optics requires the manufacturer to know more than just the surface roughness or BRDF of his parts in work. The limitations of his test apparatus (spatial frequency range, height resolution, steepness of slopes, polarization sensitivity, available wavelengths) require that `overlapping' data be taken. This doesn't just mean that the `same' data needs to be taken on similar instruments. Instead, a collection of both quantitative and qualitative data from different types of analysis equipment must be combined to form a more complete picture of the interactions between the material and the wavelengths of interest. This paper discusses the results from several different tests which (when combined) give the manufacturer enough information to determine whether or not there is any more that can be done in his shop to improve the scatter function. We demonstrate that a variety of objective and subjective testing is necessary to determine the `true' characteristics of uncoated HIPed beryllium mirrors. We show results of testing, give a discussion on the interpretation of the data and demonstrate how it was used to optimize production results.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 December 1991
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1530, Optical Scatter: Applications, Measurement, and Theory, (1 December 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.50510
Show Author Affiliations
Jerry L. Behlau, Eastman Kodak Co. (United States)
Mark Baumler, Eastman Kodak Co. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1530:
Optical Scatter: Applications, Measurement, and Theory
John C. Stover, Editor(s)

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