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Ultraprecision Machining Of Optics At Los Alamos
Author(s): R. L. Rhorer; A. L. Gauler; E. W. Colston; J. R. Ruhe
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Paper Abstract

Ultraprecision machine tools are used at the Los Alamos National Laboratory for single-point diamond turning of optics and other precision parts. Measurements of a 50-mm-diam copper flat illustrate the quality of a part that can be machined on the Moore No. 3 lathe. Measurements of a 0.4-m-diam aluminum mirror with a 20-m radius of curvature are presented as an example of a part machined on the Moore No. 5 lathe. A varying frequency sine wave grating shows a type of special optical grating that can be produced using the Pneumo lathe.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 March 1982
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0306, Contemporary Methods of Optical Fabrication, (31 March 1982); doi: 10.1117/12.932735
Show Author Affiliations
R. L. Rhorer, Los Alamos National Laboratory (United States)
A. L. Gauler, Los Alamos National Laboratory (United States)
E. W. Colston, Los Alamos National Laboratory (United States)
J. R. Ruhe, Los Alamos National Laboratory (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0306:
Contemporary Methods of Optical Fabrication
Charles L. Stonecypher, Editor(s)

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