Résumé du preprint Irfu-13-22

Composite mirror facets for ground-based gamma ray astronomy
P. Brun, P-H. Carton, D. Durand, J-F. Glicenstein, C. Jeanney, M.C. Medina, P. Micolon, B. Peyaud
Composite mirrors for gamma-ray astronomy have been developed to fulfill the specifications required for the next generation of Cherenkov telescopes represented by CTA (Cherenkov Telescope Array). In addition to the basic requirements on focus and reflection efficiency, the mirrors have to be stiff, lightweight, durable and cost efficient. In this paper, the technology developed to produce such mirrors is described, as well as some tests that have been performed to validate them. It is shown that these mirrors comply with the needs of CTA, making them good candidates for use on a significant part of the array.