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SHI Lei, XUN Yong-sen, LIU Fu-he. Development and application of beryllium mirrors in optical systems[J]. Chinese Optics, 2014, 7(5): 749-758. doi: 10.3788/CO.20140705.0749
Citation: SHI Lei, XUN Yong-sen, LIU Fu-he. Development and application of beryllium mirrors in optical systems[J]. Chinese Optics, 2014, 7(5): 749-758. doi: 10.3788/CO.20140705.0749

Development and application of beryllium mirrors in optical systems

doi: 10.3788/CO.20140705.0749
  • Received Date: 15 May 2014
  • Rev Recd Date: 15 Jul 2014
  • Publish Date: 25 Sep 2014
  • The material properties and processing method of beryllium mirrors are reviewed and their applications and development are also proposed. Firstly, the material properties of beryllium mirrors widely used in present and the current state-of-the-art of mirror substrate production, machining, grinding, nickel plating, polishing are introduced. Then, the latest application of the beryllium and beryllium-aluminum in the JWST(the James Webb Space Telescope) and the F-9120 high altitude dual band(EO/IR) tactical reconnaissance sensor are given. Finally, the future developments and application of beryllium and beryllium-aluminum for optical systems are discussed.


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