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Production Of An Aspheric Surface For An F/1 Focusing Lens By A CNC Machine
Author(s): D. J. Nicholas; J. E. Boon
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Paper Abstract

The design and production of an fil aspheric focussing lens for a high powered laser system operating at 1054 nm is described- The degree of flexibility in the choice of parameters in the lens is commented upon These parameters are chosen carefully, an extramely versatile lens capable of a large vavelength cover is produced: its manufacture is also considerably easied On this latter point, a comparison is made between the manufacture of its aspheric surface by high quality, although conventional, optical manufacturing practices, with an asphoric generated and polished entirely by a CNC jig grinding machine.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 May 1981
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0235, Aspheric Optics: Design, Manufacture, Testing, (13 May 1981); doi: 10.1117/12.958967
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D. J. Nicholas, Rutherford and Appleton Laboratories (United Kingdom)
J. E. Boon, Rutherford and Appleton Laboratories (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0235:
Aspheric Optics: Design, Manufacture, Testing
L. R. Baker; K. J. Rosenbruch, Editor(s)

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