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Rapid Fabrication Of Large Aspheric Optics
Author(s): Robert A. Jones; Roland L. Plante
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Paper Abstract

By combining efficient fabrication processes and advanced testing methods, a real production capability exists for the manufacture of large aspheric optics. Currently, a five-axis, computer-controlled optical surfacing (CCOS) unit is used for the rapid grinding and polishing of elements up to 4-m in size. This paper describes the processes and equipment in use today and concludes with a scenario for meeting the projected future fabrication needs.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 February 1986
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0571, Large Optics Technology, (21 February 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.950387
Show Author Affiliations
Robert A. Jones, Itek Optical Systems (United States)
Roland L. Plante, Itek Optical Systems (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0571:
Large Optics Technology
Gregory M. Sanger, Editor(s)

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