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Ductile grinding of ultraprecise aspherical optical lenses
Author(s): Wilfried Koenig; Volker Sinhoff
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Paper Abstract

The manufacturing of glass lenses has always set exacting requirements on the finishing technique. If, in addition, the design deviates from the conventional geometry of plane and sphere, the standard manufacturing process of rough grinding with cup-wheels and subsequent precision grinding and polishing with reproductive techniques fails. In order to achieve highest form accuracies and surface qualities combined with a flexible surface shape, ductile single- point-grinding meets the requirements for the production of rotationally symmetric aspheres.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 April 1993
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1780, Lens and Optical Systems Design, (15 April 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.142836
Show Author Affiliations
Wilfried Koenig, Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology (Germany)
Volker Sinhoff, Fraunhofer Institute for Production Technology (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1780:
Lens and Optical Systems Design

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