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Short time determination of the standard deviation and the correlation radius of optical surfaces roughness by using their coherent images
Author(s): Valery Mandrosov
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Paper Abstract

When fabrication of optical surfaces requires motion of the processed surface, it is useful to make a fast measurement of the roughness parameters such as the standard deviation a and the correlation radius A. This can be performed with the help of two devices, in which the processed surfaces are illuminated by high-energy pulsed laser radiation and their coherent images in diffuse scattered light are analyzed. One of the devices provides determination of the standard deviation a and the correlation radius A. for the processed surface in a fixed domain with an accuracy of 10%; the method is valid for roughness heights larger than 10 nm. The second device provides fast measurement of Cr and A in various domains of the surface. These devices can be used to control 0" and A of a optical surface moving in the process of its fabrication such as, for instance, a surface rotating during its mechanical processing. In particular, this is important for fabricating metal mirrors by metal surface sharpening with the help of diamond-tipped cutting tool.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 May 2003
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 10314, Optifab 2003: Technical Digest, 1031419 (19 May 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.2284034
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Valery Mandrosov, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (Russian Federation)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10314:
Optifab 2003: Technical Digest
Walter C. Czajkowski; Toshihide Dohi; Hans Lauth; Harvey M. Pollicove, Editor(s)

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