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Computer-aided zonal figuring of aspherical surface
Author(s): Shi-jie Yang
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Paper Abstract

The numerical control device for zonal figuring of aspherical surface according to polar coordinates has the advantage of simplicity and compactness in structure. The method to predict the surface profile after figuring is presented. Effort has been made to develop some methods for automatic generation of the zonal figuring procedure by computer. An example of making a Schmidt correcting plate by zonal figuring is given. The results of various figuring procedures are compared and discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1990
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1236, Advanced Technology Optical Telescopes IV, (1 July 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.19237
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Shi-jie Yang, Purple Mt. Observatory (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1236:
Advanced Technology Optical Telescopes IV
Lawrence D. Barr, Editor(s)

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