OSA's Digital Library

Journal of Optical Technology

Journal of Optical Technology

| SIMULTANEOUS RUSSIAN-ENGLISH PUBLICATION

  • Vol. 80, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 2013
  • pp: 207–213

Technological features of the fabrication of the primary mirrors of telescopes

A. P. Semenov, M. A. Abdulkadyrov, S. P. Belousov, A. P. Patrikeev, V. E. Patrikeev, and Y. A. Sharov  »View Author Affiliations


Journal of Optical Technology, Vol. 80, Issue 4, pp. 207-213 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOT.80.000207


View Full Text Article

Acrobat PDF (723 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

This paper discusses the technology involved in automatically shaping the surfaces of primary telescope mirrors up to 4 m in diameter and with asphericity up to 1000 ?m. It describes methods for monitoring the automatic grinding of surfaces by IR interferometry, automatic polishing and finishing of surfaces with wave-front correctors, and a method of simultaneously monitoring various designs of correctors to achieve and confirm the required parameters of an aspheric with the same surface. A description is given of the features of the fabricated auxiliary equipment (membrane-pneumatic actuator for unloading the mirror, load-bearing equipment, containers, and devices for cementing interface elements).

© 2013 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(220.0220) Optical design and fabrication : Optical design and fabrication
(220.4610) Optical design and fabrication : Optical fabrication
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(350.1260) Other areas of optics : Astronomical optics

History
Original Manuscript: November 28, 2012
Published: May 8, 2013

Citation
A. P. Semenov, M. A. Abdulkadyrov, S. P. Belousov, A. P. Patrikeev, V. E. Patrikeev, and Y. A. Sharov, "Technological features of the fabrication of the primary mirrors of telescopes," J. Opt. Technol. 80, 207-213 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/jot/abstract.cfm?URI=jot-80-4-207

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited