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Tailoring Of The Optical Properties Of Diamond-Machined Optical Surfaces
Author(s): D. L. Decker
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Paper Abstract

Diamond machining of optical surfaces, especially of metals, is a well-established commercial technology. It is appreciated that the conditions of machining, including tool geometry and machining fluid, can affect the quality of the resulting surfaces. It is not widely known, however, that this variation can be used to advantage in tailoring the properties of the resulting surface to a specific application. This paper describes the controllable variation in optical absorption, scatter, and mechanical properties that are possible on diamond single-point machined OFHC copper. The interrelation of these properties is verified with an evaluation using pulsed laser-induced damage.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 December 1983
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0433, Contemporary Methods of Optical Manufacturing and Testing, (9 December 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.936795
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D. L. Decker, Naval Weapons Center (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0433:
Contemporary Methods of Optical Manufacturing and Testing
Gregory M. Sanger, Editor(s)

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