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Mirrors from light-weight sintered microspheres combined with replication techniques
Author(s): M. P. Ulmer; S. Vaynman; M. E. Graham; A. Davis; S. Ehelert; D. Baker; T. G. Kaye
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Paper Abstract

This paper reviews work on fabricating light-weight optics made from inorganic composite materials. The goal of the project is to make mirrors in the 5-10 kg/m2 area density regime based on Northwestern University's previous technology used to make X-ray optics. The goal of this replication process is to end up with a smooth and also potentially accurate surface such that post figuring and polishing will not be necessary. This report covers work on fabricating witness samples up to 10 cm in diameter.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 September 2007
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 6666, Optical Materials and Structures Technologies III, 66660U (17 September 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.738292
Show Author Affiliations
M. P. Ulmer, Northwestern Univ. (United States)
S. Vaynman, Northwestern Univ. (United States)
M. E. Graham, Northwestern Univ. (United States)
A. Davis, Northwestern Univ. (United States)
S. Ehelert, Northwestern Univ. (United States)
D. Baker, Advanced Powder Solutions Inc. (United States)
T. G. Kaye, Spectrashift (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6666:
Optical Materials and Structures Technologies III
William A. Goodman; Joseph L. Robichaud, Editor(s)

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