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Simulation of single-point diamond turning fabrication process errors
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Paper Abstract

Single point diamond turning of optical surfaces is becoming more commonly used, especially in infrared systems. However, the process introduces its own peculiar forms of figure error that can compromise performance. These errors include tool misalignment error, thermal effects, low frequency surface ripple, and mounting effects. Techniques have been developed to model these effects in Monte Carlo simulations using conventional optical design codes to predict the changes in optical performance.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 November 2003
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5174, Novel Optical Systems Design and Optimization VI, (6 November 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.511341
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Richard C. Juergens, Raytheon Co. (United States)
R. Hamilton Shepard, Raytheon Co. (United States)
John P. Schaefer, ELCAN Optical Technologies (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5174:
Novel Optical Systems Design and Optimization VI
Jose M. Sasian; R. John Koshel; Paul K. Manhart, Editor(s)

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