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Fabrication of aspheric optics: process challenges arising from a wide range of customer demands and diversity of machine technologies
Author(s): Andreas Bielke; Klaus-Friedrich Beckstette; Christoph Wolfgang Kuebler; Holger Lasser; Brigid Mullany; Michael Pollmann; Hexin Wang
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Paper Abstract

Different applications of aspheric optics and their related fabrication methods are firstly summarized and then discussed using Carl Zeiss examples. This is done in order to highlight the potential and challenges of fabricating aspheric optics. The need to stimulate new ideas for extending manufacturing capabilities, process improvements and new fabrication technologies will also be outlined.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 February 2004
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 5252, Optical Fabrication, Testing, and Metrology, (26 February 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.531892
Show Author Affiliations
Andreas Bielke, Carl Zeiss (Germany)
Klaus-Friedrich Beckstette, Carl Zeiss (Germany)
Christoph Wolfgang Kuebler, Carl Zeiss (Germany)
Holger Lasser, Carl Zeiss (Germany)
Brigid Mullany, Carl Zeiss (Germany)
Michael Pollmann, Carl Zeiss (Germany)
Hexin Wang, Carl Zeiss (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5252:
Optical Fabrication, Testing, and Metrology
Roland Geyl; David Rimmer; Lingli Wang, Editor(s)

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