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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 25, Iss. 12 — Jun. 15, 1986
  • pp: 1917–1921

Evaluation of dielectric film beam splitters at cryogenic temperature

Harold P. Larson  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 25, Issue 12, pp. 1917-1921 (1986)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.25.001917


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Abstract

The stability of self-supporting dielectric film beam splitters at cryogenic temperature was studied with a test interferometer that allowed continuous visual monitoring of the surface figure. Test beam splitters using Mylar film remained flat to within a wavelength of visible light in a 3-cm diam central area during multiple cycles between room temperature and ~4 K. Factors that could affect the surface figure, such as assembly procedures and the mechanical design of the film holder, were studied to determine some of the conditions for employing Mylar beam splitters in cryogenic space instrumentation.

© 1986 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: January 27, 1986
Published: June 15, 1986

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Harold P. Larson, "Evaluation of dielectric film beam splitters at cryogenic temperature," Appl. Opt. 25, 1917-1921 (1986)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-25-12-1917

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