The paper describes the quality control facilities for large optical reflectors available at ENEA-Casaccia. Commercial and custom spectrophotometers allow to measure the reflectance; specular and diffused for flat samples, and specular for the full-size reflector. In the case of spherical shape, the 2f and the pin-hole optical tests give a quick evaluation of the focusing effectiveness and the curvature uniformity, respectively. An optical profilometer allows to accurately measure the reflector profile and its deviations from the project specifications.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics
Baccaro, S., Bosio, C., Maccari, A., & Montecchi, M. (2003). Quality control facilities for large optical reflectors at ENEA-Casaccia for physics application. Nuclear Physics B - Proceedings Supplements, 125, 272 - 276. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0920-5632(03)91002-4