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Novel process for figuring and polishing diamond surfaces
Author(s): Sandor Holly; Nicholas Koumvakalis
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Paper Abstract

A novel method for figuring and polishing diamond surfaces is described. It is a three step process, consisting of (1) a diffusion smoothing step using carbon reaction with certain materials at elevated temperatures (such as hot iron, molten rare earth metals, etc.), (2) a laser polishing and figuring step where UV laser ablation actively coupled with in situ interferometry provides the desired diamond figure and (3) an ion beam assisted superpolishing step, where ion beam technology is used to provide the final surface finish.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 July 1994
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 2114, Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 1993, (28 July 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.180903
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Sandor Holly, Rockwell International Corp./Rocketdyne Div. (United States)
Nicholas Koumvakalis, Rockwell International Corp./Rocketdyne Div. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2114:
Laser-Induced Damage in Optical Materials: 1993
Harold E. Bennett; Lloyd L. Chase; Arthur H. Guenther; Brian Emerson Newnam; M. J. Soileau, Editor(s)

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