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20 August 1986 Steps Towards Large Replicated Mirrors
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Polishing a large mirror is difficult, requires a long time and is expensive. In replication technology, the large scale production of identical mirrors is possible through precise mold polishing, in very little time and at a low cost. We show here excellent reproduction of optical quality in replicating a 50 cm spherical mirror. With suitable resin systems, the final quality depends solely on the polishing of the mold. We plan to make larger size mirrors in the near future and investigate the feasibility of 3 meter replicated mirrors.
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Pierre Assus-Andre Glentzlin "Steps Towards Large Replicated Mirrors", Proc. SPIE 0628, Advanced Technology Optical Telescopes III, (20 August 1986); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.963578
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