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Fourth generation aluminum optics performance
Author(s): Keith Carrigan; Ankit Patel
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Paper Abstract

While post-polish has previously been shown to greatly enhance the surface quality, surface roughness, and surface figure of single-point diamond turned Aluminum mirrors, the field of bare Aluminum polishing continues to advance. New results demonstrating improvement in mid-spatial frequency errors and methods for adapting to a wider range of Aluminum materials constitute the next generation of polished Aluminum mirrors. These results show new levels of surface finish, correlated with BRDF measurements. Complimentary enhancements have been made by achieving new levels of precision in the placement of the optical axis relative to datum features, enabling significant alignment time savings.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 September 2013
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 8838, Optical Manufacturing and Testing X, 88380R (7 September 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2023426
Show Author Affiliations
Keith Carrigan, L-3 Communications Integrated Optical Systems (United States)
Ankit Patel, L-3 Communications Integrated Optical Systems (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8838:
Optical Manufacturing and Testing X
Oliver W. Fähnle; Ray Williamson; Dae Wook Kim, Editor(s)

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