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Protecting Optical Replication Molds (Masters) With Hard Carbon
Author(s): James A. McCandless
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Paper Abstract

Delicate diamond turned Aluminum optics (DTO's) were made much more durable by Hard Carbon Coating (HCC). Submasters, steel masters and glass master surfaces were also made more rugged by the application of Hard Carbon. Multiple replicas were successfully made from these Hard Carbon coated masters and submasters. The merging of these three technologies (DTO's, HCC, and replicated optics) could produce lower cost precision aspheric mirrors and lenses.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 July 1988
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0896, Replication and Molding of Optical Components, (13 July 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.944458
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James A. McCandless, Balzers Optical Corporation (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0896:
Replication and Molding of Optical Components
Max J. Riedl, Editor(s)

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