Accession Number:

ADA275001

Title:

Float Polishing Studies of Fused Silica

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Feb 1990-30 Sep 1993

Corporate Author:

NEW MEXICO UNIV ALBUQUERQUE CENTER FOR HIGH TECHNOLOGY MATERIALS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-11-22

Pagination or Media Count:

48.0

Abstract:

This final report will cover all of the efforts and results during the awarded contract period. The format will generally be a chronological account of events, however, several projects were performed concurrently. These simultaneous projects will be discussed separately rather than chronologically to avoid confusion. An account of the first experiments and results will be addressed. The efforts and results from an extensive fused silica grinding and polishing study will follow. The bulk of the research performed during the contract period was devoted to the fabrication of optical quality fused silica flats. A portion of the best effort fused silica samples were used in a thin- film coating study carried out by the Developmental Optics Facility of the Phillips Laboratory at Kirtland Air Force Base. Behaviors of the float polished fused silica substrates due to thin-film deposition can be found in that final report. The results of the optical fabrication of other materials, such as potassium deuterium phosphate KDP and crystalline quartz, will be discussed. A list of publications and conference presentations associated with this effort will close the report.

Subject Categories:

  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy
  • Coatings, Colorants and Finishes
  • Solvents, Cleaners and Abrasives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE