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New technologies for optical systems utilizing aluminum beryllium
Author(s): Thomas Parsonage
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Paper Abstract

The paper will describe the new technologies utilizing aluminum beryllium (AlBeMet®) for optical systems. Focusing on advances in gimbal / structures through the use of electron beam welding. The paper will also discuss the characterization of material as an optical substrate, at room temperature and at cryogenic temperatures.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 July 2008
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7018, Advanced Optical and Mechanical Technologies in Telescopes and Instrumentation, 70180M (23 July 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.787467
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Thomas Parsonage, Brush Wellman, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7018:
Advanced Optical and Mechanical Technologies in Telescopes and Instrumentation
Eli Atad-Ettedgui; Dietrich Lemke, Editor(s)

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