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Modern aspheric manufacturing technology
Author(s): Geng Jian; Changshun Hui; Jian Zhang
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Paper Abstract

Aspheric optical elements have been applied in many kinds of advanced optical systems especially in military and space optic fields accompanied by the development of the optic science. Ultra-precision aspheric surface can improve the optical performance effectively. It also can reduce the dimensions and the weights of the systems, which is the major advantage of it. In order to achieve the high-precision aspheric surfaces, some methods of the aspheric fabrication and metrology have been generated such as the diamond turning, molding, holography and some other special polishing manners based on the traditional craft production and measurement. In this article we described the manufacturing methods of aspheric element in brief and then we posed one way of the production about the aspheric surface. We introduce not only the manufacturing machine and measuring instrument about this kind of element but also the optical and mechanical parameters about the grinding and polishing, as well as technology of the process control. All devices compose a cycle of the production that is flexible and convenient to generate aspheric elements. It attribute to the high-speed production and improvement of efficiency in the factory.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 September 2002
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 4927, Optical Design and Testing, (20 September 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.471658
Show Author Affiliations
Geng Jian, Aerospace 8358 Institute (China)
Changshun Hui, Aerospace 8358 Institute (China)
Jian Zhang, Aerospace 8358 Institute (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4927:
Optical Design and Testing
Zhicheng Weng; Jose M. Sasian; Yongtian Wang, Editor(s)

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