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Freeform Optics: current challenges for future serial production
Author(s): C. Schindler; T. Köhler; E. Roth

Paper Abstract

One of the major developments in optics industry recently is the commercial manufacturing of freeform surfaces for optical mid- and high performance systems. The loss of limitation on rotational symmetry enables completely new optical design solutions – but causes completely new challenges for the manufacturer too. Adapting the serial production from radial-symmetric to freeform optics cannot be done just by the extension of machine capabilities and software for every process step. New solutions for conventional optics productions or completely new process chains are necessary.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 October 2017
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 10448, Optifab 2017, 1044802 (16 October 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2280003
Show Author Affiliations
C. Schindler, Carl Zeiss Jena GmbH (Germany)
T. Köhler, Carl Zeiss Jena GmbH (Germany)
E. Roth, Carl Zeiss Jena GmbH (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10448:
Optifab 2017
Julie L. Bentley; Sebastian Stoebenau, Editor(s)

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