Preparation of optical surfaces on beryllium.


The high strength-to-weight ratio and thermal diffusivity of beryllium are very attractive to the optical system designer for many critical applications. In order to realize the potential advantages of beryllium, it is necessary to have mirror blanks figured to optical tolerances which are also dimensionally stable over the life of the system. As part of a… (More)
DOI: 10.1364/AO.9.000539