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A novel approach towards standardizing surface quality inspection
Author(s): Fabian Etzold; Daniel Kiefhaber; Arno F. Warken; Peter Würtz; Jenny Hon; Jean-Michel Asfour
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Paper Abstract

Quality control of optical surfaces specified according to ISO 10110-7 and ISO 14997 today is mainly performed by visual inspection, despite the drawbacks common to all operator-dependent processes, such as a lack in reproducibility and accuracy. In this work we present a detailed validation study of the automated surface inspection system ARGOS, which is capable of classifying flats as well as curved optics. The study reveals that ARGOS detects imperfections as small as 1 μm, can accurately determine imperfection sizes larger than 4 μm, and has an average repeatability of around 1 μm.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 June 2016
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 10009, Third European Seminar on Precision Optics Manufacturing, 1000908 (30 June 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2235743
Show Author Affiliations
Fabian Etzold, DIOPTIC GmbH (Germany)
Daniel Kiefhaber, DIOPTIC GmbH (Germany)
Arno F. Warken, DIOPTIC GmbH (Germany)
Peter Würtz, DIOPTIC GmbH (Germany)
Jenny Hon, Darmstadt Univ. of Applied Sciences (Germany)
Jean-Michel Asfour, DIOPTIC GmbH (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10009:
Third European Seminar on Precision Optics Manufacturing
Rolf Rascher; Oliver Fähnle; Christine Wünsche; Christian Schopf, Editor(s)

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