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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 19, Iss. 14 — Jul. 15, 1980
  • pp: 2341–2352

Stressed mirror polishing. 2: Fabrication of an off-axis section of a paraboloid

Jerry E. Nelson, George Gabor, Leslie K. Hunt, Jacob Lubliner, and Terry S. Mast  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 19, Issue 14, pp. 2341-2352 (1980)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.19.002341


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Abstract

A mirror has been fabricated with the shape of an off-axis section of a paraboloid by grinding and polishing a sphere into a prestressed blank. The applied stresses were then removed allowing the mirror to spring into the desired paraboloidal shape. The 36-cm diam off-axis section deviated 9.9-μm rms from the polished sphere. The final surface deviated 0.03-μm rms from the desired off-axis section.

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History
Original Manuscript: January 24, 1980
Published: July 15, 1980

Citation
Jerry E. Nelson, George Gabor, Leslie K. Hunt, Jacob Lubliner, and Terry S. Mast, "Stressed mirror polishing. 2: Fabrication of an off-axis section of a paraboloid," Appl. Opt. 19, 2341-2352 (1980)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-19-14-2341


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References

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