Understanding the correct way to inspect optical surfaces is one the most important skills anyone working with or around optics can have, including technicians, material handlers, engineers, managers, and buyers. While understanding the specifications is the first step, learning how to actually perform the inspection is just as important. This hands-on workshop will allow attendees to learn the "Best Practice" for cleaning and inspecting optical surfaces. The course has many demonstrations and labs and gives attendees practice handling and inspecting optics to develop a high level of proficiency.
This course was designed to bring photonics personnel up to an immediate working knowledge on the correct methods to conduct a surface inspection in accordance with MIL, ANSI, and ISO standards. It is designed to complement SC700 Understanding Scratch and Dig Specifications and provide hands-on experience applying the specification and inspection parameters covered in that course.
- perform a visual review of the surface
- create a surface map
- safely clean the surface using air only, and the drag method
- assess when magnification or high-intensity light is allowed or required
- conduct a visual inspection according to MIL-PRF-13830B
- conduct a visual inspection according to ANSI OP1.002
- conduct a visual inspection according to ISO 10110-7 and ISO 14997 standards
- acquire and apply the accumulation rules
- review the tools available for microscope-based inspection to ANSI and ISO standards
- evaluate a surface and determine if a surface passes or fails