1 June 1976 Design and Manufacture of Large Beryllium Optics
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This paper summarizes development of large, lightweight, beryllium optical components pursued for nearly three years under a U.S. Air Force contract. The entire process of large beryllium optical technology is described, beginning with materials development, through the design and fabrication process, and final optical surface figuring. The results achieved to date are presented, and finally, the future direction and expectations of ultralightweight optical technologies that will eventually derive from this initial effort are addressed.
Robert R. Altenhof, "Design and Manufacture of Large Beryllium Optics," Optical Engineering 15(3), 153265 (1 June 1976). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.7971964 . Submission:


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