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Manufacturing and testing of precision optical components - from substrate to coating and assembling
Author(s): Roger Netterfield; Bozenko Oreb; Achim Leistner; Katie Green; Jeff Seckold; Mark Gross
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Paper Abstract

There is significant sophistication in the individual fields of fabrication, coating, and metrology. Uncoated optics are characterized accurately by a wide array of techniques, as are optical coatings. However, often the coating process can change the intrinsic properties of the polished substrate such as figure, microroughness, defect density and so scattering properties. Optical components can often be distorted out of specification during assembly by contacting or cementing, and during mounting. This presentation will give examples of the interplay of all processes from fabrication, cleaning, coating, assembling and mounting on the measured performance of some precision optical components and assemblies.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 October 2005
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 5965, Optical Fabrication, Testing, and Metrology II, 59650H (19 October 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.625539
Show Author Affiliations
Roger Netterfield, CSIRO Industrial Physics (Australia)
Bozenko Oreb, CSIRO Industrial Physics (Australia)
Achim Leistner, CSIRO Industrial Physics (Australia)
Katie Green, CSIRO Industrial Physics (Australia)
Jeff Seckold, CSIRO Industrial Physics (Australia)
Mark Gross, CSIRO Industrial Physics (Australia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5965:
Optical Fabrication, Testing, and Metrology II
Angela Duparré; Roland Geyl; Lingli Wang, Editor(s)

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