9 August 2016 Survey of materials and coatings suitable for controlling stray light from the near-UV to the near-IR
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Controlling stray light through the use of black surfaces is common practice in the design of astronomical instruments and telescopes. While the geometry of the elements that make up the stray light design – baffles, enclosures, masks, etc. – is key, so too are the materials and coatings used to make them. We present a survey of reflective spectra from 250nm to 2500nm of a range of materials used for stray light control, as well as other materials commonly found in instrumentation and telescopes.
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Tom Benedict, Tom Benedict, Gregory A. Barrick, Gregory A. Barrick, John Pazder, John Pazder, } "Survey of materials and coatings suitable for controlling stray light from the near-UV to the near-IR", Proc. SPIE 9908, Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VI, 99083T (9 August 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2231348; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2231348
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