Corning: Supplier of Multiple Optical Materials for Telescope Projects
Corning manufactures several optical materials that can be used as reflective and transmissive optics for telescope optical systems. Corning can manufacture these materials in a large range of sizes and configurations. This paper discusses Corning’s portfolio of optical materials and their properties, along with Corning’s manufacturing capabilities using these materials. Specific examples of optical blanks that Corning has supplied will be discussed.
Parametric Study of Stiffness of Open vs. Closed Back Lightweight Mirror Blanks
Parametric study conducted to investigate the relative stiffness of two approaches: machined open backed blanks and Sandwiched closed back blanks with lightweighted core.