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5 May 2009 Four decades of ZERODUR mirror substrates for astronomy
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Proceedings Volume 7281, 4th International Symposium on Advanced Optical Manufacturing and Testing Technologies: Large Mirrors and Telescopes; 728103 (2009) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.831423
Event: AOMATT 2008 - 4th International Symposium on Advanced Optical Manufacturing, 2008, Chengdu, Chengdu, China
Abstract
Initiated in 1968 by the first order of Max-Planck-Institute in Heidelberg successful history of ZERODUR(R) continues now since 40 years. ZERODUR(R) zero expansion glass ceramic from SCHOTT has been the material of choice in astronomy for decades, thanks to its special properties such as its extremely high thermal and mechanical stability. Today most of the major modern optical telescopes of the 4 m class and of the 8 m to 10 m class are equipped with ZERODUR(R) . For the future several Extremely Large Telescope (ELT) projects are in development, which are designed with even larger primary mirrors ranging from 30 m to 42 m. Also here ZERODUR(R) is under consideration. A historical review, prominent examples of astronomical projects with glass ceramic mirror substrates, and an outlook to the future is given in this paper.
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Thorsten Döhring, Ralf Jedamzik, Thomas Westerhoff, and Peter Hartmann "Four decades of ZERODUR mirror substrates for astronomy", Proc. SPIE 7281, 4th International Symposium on Advanced Optical Manufacturing and Testing Technologies: Large Mirrors and Telescopes, 728103 (5 May 2009); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.831423
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