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Deterministic manufacturing processes for precision optical surfaces
Author(s): Harvey M. Pollicove; Edward M Fess; John M. Schoen
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Paper Abstract

The Center for Optics Manufacturing is developing computer-aided manufacturing technology to produce affordable high quality spherical and non-spherical optical surfaces. Advances in MRF magnetorheological finishing), a computer-controlled deterministic finishing technology, now demonstrate a capability to polish plano, spherical, aspherical, and cylindrical optics, with round or non-round apertures, to better than 0.05 wave p-v (peak-to-valley), 5.0 Å rms surface microroughness, and no subsurface damage. MRF is a paradigm shift in optics manufacturing that redefines the capabilities of the industry and will ultimately enable the affordable manufacture of any freeform optical shape.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 September 2003
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 5078, Window and Dome Technologies VIII, (26 September 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.487105
Show Author Affiliations
Harvey M. Pollicove, Univ. of Rochester (United States)
Edward M Fess, Univ. of Rochester (United States)
John M. Schoen, Univ. of Rochester (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5078:
Window and Dome Technologies VIII
Randal W. Tustison, Editor(s)

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