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Cost-effective fabrication of optical components using sub-nanometer closed-loop control of the polishing surface shape
Author(s): Max I. Robertson; Peter Barrie
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Paper Abstract

Long term investigation into the production of optically flat, low damage surfaces has shown that the most time consuming part of the process is mechanically wear conditioning the polishing surface so that it produces the desired shape on the sample. A completely new concept in polishing systems has been produced which enables the operator to make precise changes to the polishing plate surface shape in resolution steps ranging from 50 nanometers over a 100 mm diameter sample to sub-nanometer increments for a sample of 10 mm diameter.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 1992
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 1573, Commercial Applications of Precision Manufacturing at the Sub-Micron Level, (1 April 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.57740
Show Author Affiliations
Max I. Robertson, Logitech Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Peter Barrie, Univ. of Strathclyde (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1573:
Commercial Applications of Precision Manufacturing at the Sub-Micron Level
Lionel R. Baker, Editor(s)

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