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Optical Engineering

Diamond Turning of Optics: The Past, the Present, and the Exciting Future
Author(s): Theodore T. Saito
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Paper Abstract

Diamond turning of optics has grown from obscurity to popularity. After giving a brief background of the diamond-turning accomplishments, we summarize the technical capabilities and availabilities. Infrared systems applications are the major current production diamond-turning requirements. We discuss ongoing R&D work which bridges the present to the future. The DoD planned manufacturing technology program of the Army, Navy, and ongoing work of the Air Force are discussed briefly.

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Date Published: 1 December 1978
PDF: 4 pages
Opt. Eng. 17(6) 176570 doi: 10.1117/12.7972285
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 17, Issue 6
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Theodore T. Saito, Air Force Materials Lab (LTE) (United States)


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