Electroform replication of ultrasmooth mirrors for x-ray astronomy

Robert I. Altkorn*, Rudy H. Haidle, Jon C. Chang, Melville P Ulmer, G. Dace, Peter F. Teague, D. Upham, Peter Z. Takacs, Brian G. Rodricks, P. Georgopoulos, N. Viles, K. Butler, M. DeBooth, D. Wiewel

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Abstract

In this paper we describe the fabrication of replica Wolter I optics from gold-coated lacquer- polished mandrels and the effect of plating bath temperature on the surface quality of electroforms produced from lacquer-polished substrates. We also discuss the use of ceramic masters to electroform replicas having high-frequency surface roughness as low as 3 angstroms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
PublisherPubl by Int Soc for Optical Engineering
Pages88-94
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)0819409510
StatePublished - Dec 1 1992
EventOptical Design and Processing Technologies and Applications - Chicago, IL, USA
Duration: Mar 19 1992Mar 19 1992

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume1779
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Other

OtherOptical Design and Processing Technologies and Applications
CityChicago, IL, USA
Period3/19/923/19/92

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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