IDT have developed an ultra-
The mirror is kinematically mounted and thermally isolated from the mechanics.
The mirror optic can be cooled via a liquid gallium / copper finger arrangement for
The mechanism features fine piezo-
The mirror mount is UHV compatible to 5x10-
The mirror vessel is mounted on a 5 degree-
Left: Residual surface deformation of mounted mirror.
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The profile of the mirror optic surface in an unmounted and mounted state was measured in the Optics Lab at Diamond Light Source using an interferometer. The profile of the unmounted mirror was then subtracted from that of the mounted state.
The deformation induced by mounting the mirror was found to be only a few nanometres.
Data courtesy of Diamond Light Source.