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Optical Engineering

Polishing Single-Point Diamond-Turned Metal Reflective Optics
Author(s): P. C. Baker; N. J. Brown
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Paper Abstract

A procedure is described for the use of diamond-impregnated pitch and silicone oil which has produced surfaces which appear to be as smooth as 5 Angstrom rms on small flat samples removing the objectionable diffraction-producing grooves that sometimes accompany diamond turning. Possible mechanisms are described together with the procedures and equipment used to polish an x-ray microscope and a UV telescope.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 December 1978
PDF: 7 pages
Opt. Eng. 17(6) 176595 doi: 10.1117/12.7972290
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 17, Issue 6
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P. C. Baker, Lawrence Livermore Laboratory (United States)
N. J. Brown, Lawrence Livermore Laboratory (United States)

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