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Experimental study on KDP crystal polishing
Author(s): B. L. Wang; H. Gao
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Paper Abstract

KDP (KH2PO4) crystal is a high-quality nonlinear optical material used for optical frequency-conversion devices and electron-optical switches in solid-state laser drivers for ICF (Inertial Confined Fusion). KDP crystal is considered difficult to machine because it is extremely soft, hygroscopic, brittle and thermally sensitive. This paper focuses on the polishing study of frequency-tripling crystal planes. The influences of different polishing pad, slurry and machining parameters on roughness, material removal rate and surface topography have been studied. Based on above experiment, the feasibility of KDP crystal polishing was discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 November 2007
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 6722, 3rd International Symposium on Advanced Optical Manufacturing and Testing Technologies: Advanced Optical Manufacturing Technologies, 672209 (14 November 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.782683
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B. L. Wang, Dalian Univ. of Technology (China)
H. Gao, Dalian Univ. of Technology (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6722:
3rd International Symposium on Advanced Optical Manufacturing and Testing Technologies: Advanced Optical Manufacturing Technologies

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