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System Alignment Advantages Of Diamond-Machined Optics
Author(s): Michael E. Curcio
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Paper Abstract

An important feature of the diamond-machining process is the ability to accomplish both high-precision machining and optical finishing on the same fixture and to like tolerances. Thus highly accurate mechanical relationships can be built into an optical component which, while increasing part and fixturing complexity, provide a much simpler overall system design. It is this reduction in system complexity as it relates to system assembly and alignment, that provides the subject for this paper. Types of features that can be introduced, their typical accuracies and examples of their use will be presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 December 1980
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0251, Optical Alignment I, (31 December 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.959445
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Michael E. Curcio, Honeywell Electro-Optics Center (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0251:
Optical Alignment I
Richard N. Shagam; William C. Sweatt, Editor(s)

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