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Design and specification of diamond-turned optics
Author(s): Robert A. Clark
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Paper Abstract

An update on diamond machinable materials is presented with emphasis on A201 cast aluminum and electroless nickel plating. Surface figure is discussed for spherical and aspherical surfaces, including base radius tolerances, irregularity, clear aperture and slope. A review of recent work on surface finish and scatter is summarized. Current machine tool capabilities are presented with considerations for post polish, where machine produced accuracies do not suffice.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 October 1991
PDF: 20 pages
Proc. SPIE 10260, Infrared Optical Design and Fabrication: A Critical Review, 1026009 (1 October 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.48449
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Robert A. Clark, OFC Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10260:
Infrared Optical Design and Fabrication: A Critical Review
Rudolf Hartmann; Warren J. Smith, Editor(s)

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