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Silicon carbide components for optics: present and near future capabilities
Author(s): P. Deny; M. Bougoin
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Paper Abstract

BOOSTEC has pioneered, since its creation in 1999, the market of space optics made of ceramics (silicon carbide). BOOSTEC has recently delivered the Herschel space telescope, which is, with its 3.5 m diameter mirror, the largest space telescope ever made in the world. The following paper will review the current status of high performing silicon carbide components for space optics. It will then focus on the new possibilities under development, like focal planes and complex systems. It will finally highlight new areas of development for material, process, and applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 August 2005
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 5868, Optical Materials and Structures Technologies II, 58680G (18 August 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.617226
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P. Deny, BOOSTEC Industries (France)
M. Bougoin, BOOSTEC Industries (France)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5868:
Optical Materials and Structures Technologies II
William A. Goodman, Editor(s)

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