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Optical Engineering

Survey Of The Finish Characteristics Of Machined Optical Surfaces
Author(s): E. L. Church; P. Z. Takacs
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Paper Abstract

Samples of precision machined optical flats solicited from a number of commercial suppliers were examined by both visual and Nomarski microscopy and were measured using a Wyko noncontacting profiling instrument. The profile data were analyzed in terms of finish statistics which are directly related to optical performance, and these are presented in a common format and compared. The results are of intrinsic interest and suggest a number of general observations regarding surface materials and the machining process.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1985
PDF: 8 pages
Opt. Eng. 24(3) 243396 doi: 10.1117/12.7973495
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 24, Issue 3
Show Author Affiliations
E. L. Church, U.S. Army Armament Research and Development Center (United States)
P. Z. Takacs, Brookhaven National Laboratory (United States)

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