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Stability Of Light-Weight Replicated Mirrors
Author(s): Vladimir Vudler; Pierre J. Brosens
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Paper Abstract

Replicated optics make possible the design and manufacture of mirror structures of exceptionally low weight. In practice, mirrors replicated over light-weight substrates are found to exhibit problems of dimensional stability induced by the operating environment. This paper discusses issues associated with the design and fabrication of light-weight replicated mirrors and describes the results of dimensional stability tests performed on replica structures exposed to thermal and dynamic stresses.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 July 1988
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0896, Replication and Molding of Optical Components, (13 July 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.944461
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Vladimir Vudler, General Scanning, Inc. (United States)
Pierre J. Brosens, General Scanning, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0896:
Replication and Molding of Optical Components
Max J. Riedl, Editor(s)

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