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Mid-spatial frequency errors of mass-produced aspheres
Author(s): Wilhelmus A. C. M. Messelink; Amy Frantz; Shelby D. V. Ament; Matthew Stairiker
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Paper Abstract

For the (CNC) polishing of aspheres, generally a compliant, sub-aperture tool is applied, which may cause mid- spatial frequency errors on the surface of the workpiece. The tolerance on surface figure is commonly given in peak-to-valley (PV) or root-mean-square (RMS). Even if a surface is fabricated within specified tolerances according to one of the mentioned metrics, the optical performance may be inadequate for the desired application. For the specification of the tolerance on mid-spatial frequency errors, several other characteristics have been proposed, e.g. power spectral density (PSD) or surface slope error. This paper presents an investigation into the mid-spatial frequency form error of mass-produced aspheres, discusses the results and draws relevant conclusions.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 August 2018
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 10829, Fifth European Seminar on Precision Optics Manufacturing, 108290D (7 August 2018); doi: 10.1117/12.2318663
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Wilhelmus A. C. M. Messelink, Edmund Optics Singapore Pte. Ltd. (Singapore)
Amy Frantz, Edmund Optics Singapore Pte. Ltd. (Singapore)
Shelby D. V. Ament, Edmund Optics (United States)
Matthew Stairiker, Edmund Optics (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10829:
Fifth European Seminar on Precision Optics Manufacturing
Rolf Rascher; Christian Schopf, Editor(s)

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