20 November 1985 Grazing Incidence Metal Optics For The Berkeley Extreme Ultraviolet Explorer Satellite: A Progress Report
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Proceedings Volume 0540, Southwest Conf on Optics '85; (1985) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.976096
Event: 1985 Albuquerque Conferences on Optics, 1985, Albuquerque, United States
Abstract
We describe the four flight Wolter-Schwarzschild mirrors currently under fabrication for the Extreme Ultraviolet Explorer (EUVE) satellite. The principal figuring operation of these grazing incidence metal mirrors (gold over nickel on an aluminum substrate) is carried out by diamond turning at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories. Turning has been accomplished and optical testing results analyzed for three of the mirrors. As-turned values of 1.7 arc sec full width at half maximum (FWHM) and half energy width (HEW) of 5 arc seconds in the visible have been achieved. These results illustrate the great potential of precision fabrication technology for the production of large grazing incidence optics.
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David Finley, David Finley, Roger F. Malina, Roger F. Malina, Stuart Bowyer, Stuart Bowyer, } "Grazing Incidence Metal Optics For The Berkeley Extreme Ultraviolet Explorer Satellite: A Progress Report", Proc. SPIE 0540, Southwest Conf on Optics '85, (20 November 1985); doi: 10.1117/12.976096; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.976096
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