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Computer-controlled polishing of moderate-sized general aspherics for instrumentation
Author(s): David D. Walker; Sug-Whan Kim; Richard G. Bingham; David Brooks; Do-Hyung Kim; J. Thirtle
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Paper Abstract

Computer controlled polishing of large optics has required complex and expensive tooling, which is impractical at the smaller scale. This paper describes the simulation of a simple aspheric polishing regime using a large active lap, and its embodiment in a new generalized aspheric polishing machine for instrumentation optics.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 July 1998
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3355, Optical Astronomical Instrumentation, (9 July 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.316754
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David D. Walker, Univ. College London and Optical Generics Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Sug-Whan Kim, Univ. College London and Optical Generics Ltd. (United States)
Richard G. Bingham, Univ. College London and Optical Generics Ltd. (United Kingdom)
David Brooks, Univ. College London (United Kingdom)
Do-Hyung Kim, Univ. College London (United Kingdom)
J. Thirtle, Maran and Co. (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3355:
Optical Astronomical Instrumentation
Sandro D'Odorico, Editor(s)

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