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Analysis, Tolerancing And Diagnosis Of Diamond Machining Errors
Author(s): Hillary G. Stillitto
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Paper Abstract

Diamond machining of aspheric lenses can introduce manufacturing errors which are not found in conventionally finished optics. They have therefore not been addressed by conventional tolerancing and raytracing methods. This paper will show how some of these errors arise, and their appearance when examined interferometrically. Raytracing and experimental analysis of the effect of these errors on system performance is described, and diagnosis, with or without null test optics, is discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 April 1989
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 1013, Optical Design Methods, Applications and Large Optics, (13 April 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.949368
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Hillary G. Stillitto, Ferranti International Plc (Scotland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1013:
Optical Design Methods, Applications and Large Optics
Andre Masson; Joachim J. Schulte-in-den-Baeumen; Hannfried Zuegge, Editor(s)

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