Mirrors from light-weight sintered micro-spheres combined with replication techniques

Melville P Ulmer, S. Vaynman, M. E. Graham, A. Davis, S. Ehelert, D. Baker, T. G. Kaye

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Abstract

This paper reviews work on fabricating light-weight optics made from inorganic composite materials. The goal of the project is to make mirrors in the 5-10 kg/m2 area density regime based on Northwestern University's previous technology used to make X-ray optics. The goal of this replication process is to end up with a smooth and also potentially accurate surface such that post figuring and polishing will not be necessary. This report covers work on fabricating witness samples up to 10 cm in diameter.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOptical Materials and Structures Technologies III
Volume6666
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007
EventOptical Materials and Structures Technologies III - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Aug 26 2007Aug 27 2007

Other

OtherOptical Materials and Structures Technologies III
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period8/26/078/27/07

Keywords

  • Light weight
  • Micro-balloons
  • Optics

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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