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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 2010
  • pp: 5114–5123

Long-term deformation at room temperature observed in fused silica

Maurizio Vannoni, Andrea Sordini, and Giuseppe Molesini  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 5, pp. 5114-5123 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.005114


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Abstract

Cases of long-term deformation of fused silica flats are reported. The phenomenon is detected at the scale of the nanometer, and exhibits a time constant of the order of 9 years. The observed deformation appears related to gravity and constraints, but a change of physical properties locally resulting in non-homothetic behavior is also hypothesized.

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OCIS Codes
(120.0120) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(120.3940) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Metrology
(120.4800) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Optical standards and testing
(120.6650) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Surface measurements, figure

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

History
Original Manuscript: November 25, 2009
Revised Manuscript: January 11, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: January 22, 2010
Published: February 25, 2010

Citation
Maurizio Vannoni, Andrea Sordini, and Giuseppe Molesini, "Long-term deformation at room temperature observed in fused silica," Opt. Express 18, 5114-5123 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-5-5114


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