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Survey Of The Finish Characteristics Of Machined Optical Surfaces
Author(s): E. L. Church; P. Z. Takacs
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Paper Abstract

Samples of precision-machined optical flats were solicited from a number of commercial suppliers, examined by visual and Nomarski microscopy, and measured using a Wyko Non-Contacting Profiling instrument. The profile data were analyzed in terms of finish statistics which are directly related to optical performance, and these are presented in a common format and compared. The results are of intrinsic interest and suggest a number of intriguing generalities regarding surface materials and the machining process.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 December 1984
PDF: 14 pages
Proc. SPIE 0508, Production Aspects of Single Point Machined Optics, (11 December 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.944965
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E. L. Church, US Army Armament Research and Development Center (United States)
P. Z. Takacs, Brookhaven National Laboratory (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0508:
Production Aspects of Single Point Machined Optics
Donald P. Brehm, Editor(s)

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