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An Ion Figuring System For Large Optic Fabrication
Author(s): Lynn N. Allen; Robert E. Keim
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Paper Abstract

Ion figuring has recently been shown to be an efficient and deterministic optical fabrication method. Eastman Kodak Company has developea a five-axis, computer-controlled Ion Figuring System (IFS) for final figuring of large size optical elements. Components with major dimensions up to 2.5 x 2.5 x 0.6m can be processed. A standard Kaufman-type, ,broad-beam ion source has been employed to supply the stable ion beam removal function, used to physically sputter desired material from the target optical surface. Modeling results of this process have shown great potential to rapidly converge to required optical surface figures.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 December 1989
PDF: 18 pages
Proc. SPIE 1168, Current Developments in Optical Engineering and Commercial Optics, (22 December 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.962968
Show Author Affiliations
Lynn N. Allen, Eastman Kodak Company (United States)
Robert E. Keim, Eastman Kodak Company (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1168:
Current Developments in Optical Engineering and Commercial Optics
Robert E. Fischer; Harvey M. Pollicove; Warren J. Smith, Editor(s)

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