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Title:
Optical performance of bimetallic mirrors in thermal environments
Author:
Moon, Il Kweon
Issue Date:
2001
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
Evaluation of the optical performances of bimetallic mirrors with various substrate shapes was conducted using the finite element analysis program, SDRC-IDEAS. In these analyses, two different plating materials, nickel and aluminum were considered for an aluminum and a beryllium mirror substrate. Thermal environments used in this study are: a unit thermal soak (temperature difference), an axial temperature distribution, and radial temperature distributions on the mirror substrate. The goal of this study is to optimize the optical surface quality for various plating thicknessess. Surface errors, individual aberration terms, such as piston, tilts, focus and other aberrations were obtained by the program PCFRINGE. It was found that the optical performances of bimetallic mirrors depend on the plating material, plating thickness, and the mirror substrate materials. The optimum plating thickness combinations were determined based on plating material and mirror substrate with variation of temperature distributions. The results were compared with the optical surface errors and the corrected surface errors. The results indicate that there does not exist a definite common rule for the optimum, but a detailed analysis such as presented herein is generally needed to design bimetallic mirrors in a thermal environment.
Type:
text; Dissertation-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Engineering, Civil.; Engineering, Mechanical.; Physics, Optics.
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Richard, Ralph M.; Cho, Myung K.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleOptical performance of bimetallic mirrors in thermal environmentsen_US
dc.creatorMoon, Il Kweonen_US
dc.contributor.authorMoon, Il Kweonen_US
dc.date.issued2001en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractEvaluation of the optical performances of bimetallic mirrors with various substrate shapes was conducted using the finite element analysis program, SDRC-IDEAS. In these analyses, two different plating materials, nickel and aluminum were considered for an aluminum and a beryllium mirror substrate. Thermal environments used in this study are: a unit thermal soak (temperature difference), an axial temperature distribution, and radial temperature distributions on the mirror substrate. The goal of this study is to optimize the optical surface quality for various plating thicknessess. Surface errors, individual aberration terms, such as piston, tilts, focus and other aberrations were obtained by the program PCFRINGE. It was found that the optical performances of bimetallic mirrors depend on the plating material, plating thickness, and the mirror substrate materials. The optimum plating thickness combinations were determined based on plating material and mirror substrate with variation of temperature distributions. The results were compared with the optical surface errors and the corrected surface errors. The results indicate that there does not exist a definite common rule for the optimum, but a detailed analysis such as presented herein is generally needed to design bimetallic mirrors in a thermal environment.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeDissertation-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectEngineering, Civil.en_US
dc.subjectEngineering, Mechanical.en_US
dc.subjectPhysics, Optics.en_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineCivil Engineering and Engineering Mechanicsen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorRichard, Ralph M.en_US
dc.contributor.advisorCho, Myung K.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest3023497en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b41957544en_US
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