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The Design And Manufacture Of Large Beryllium Optics
Author(s): Robert R. Altenhof
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Paper Abstract

This paper summarizes development of large, lightweight, beryllium optical components pursued for nearly three years under a U.S. Air Force contract. The entire process of large beryllium optical technology is described, beginning with materials development, through the design and fabrication process, and final optical surface figuring. The results achieved to date are presented, and finally, the future direction and expectations of ultralightweight optical technologies that will eventually derive from this initial effort are addressed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 January 1976
PDF: 15 pages
Proc. SPIE 0065, Design, Manufacture and Application of Metal Optics, (15 January 1976); doi: 10.1117/12.954508
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Robert R. Altenhof, The Perkin-Elmer Corporation (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0065:
Design, Manufacture and Application of Metal Optics
William P. Barnes Jr., Editor(s)

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