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Effect of residual stress in optical glass on the transmitted wavefront
Author(s): Alexander J. Marker III; Baoliang Bob Wang; Ronald A. Klimek
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Paper Abstract

Interferometric measurements are often used to assess the homogeneity of optical glass. In order to determine the uniformity of refractive index of optical glass due to chemical fluctuations within the glass, residual stress from thermal processing must be low. We provide data showing the effects of residual stress, resulting from the annealing process, on the transmitted wavefront used to grade optical glass quality.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 October 2000
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4102, Inorganic Optical Materials II, (25 October 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.405286
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Alexander J. Marker III, Schott Glass Technologies, Inc. (United States)
Baoliang Bob Wang, Hinds Instruments, Inc. (United States)
Ronald A. Klimek, Schott Glass Technologies, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4102:
Inorganic Optical Materials II
Alexander J. Marker III; Eugene G. Arthurs, Editor(s)

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