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Light-Weight Replicated Optics
Author(s): Harro W. D. Wahl
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Paper Abstract

Replicated optics won their present acceptance in the commercial sector of the optical industry by having been extensively tested for space and aerospace use. Only by offering beyond the State of the Art hardware in the 1960's for aerospace applications, was it possible for an independent manufacturer to market replicated optics. This paper describes the fact that the choice and preparation of the substrate material for light weight replicated mirrors is the determining factor for satisfactory results, assuming, of course, that the replication process itself is skillfully mastered.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 November 1977
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0115, Advances in Replicated and Plastic Optics, (14 November 1977); doi: 10.1117/12.955627
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Harro W. D. Wahl, Infrared Industries, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0115:
Advances in Replicated and Plastic Optics
Tuckerman Moss, Editor(s)

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