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Double-sided lapping and polishing of optical materials
Author(s): Michael Naselaris
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Paper Abstract

Double-sided lapping and polishing (DSL) utilizes planetary action with the combination of a top and bottom plate to precisely grind and polish precision, parallel optics. This process is performed primarily with loose abrasive with the parts held in geared carriers (workpiece holders), which glide between a set of flat plates continually changing direction of rotation. Due to the nature of the process it is relatively stress-free in that it induces minimal thermal distortion making it compatible with most optical materials.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 May 2005
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 10315, Optifab 2005: Technical Digest, 1031512 (2 May 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.609717
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Michael Naselaris, Sydor Optics (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10315:
Optifab 2005: Technical Digest
Robert E. Fischer; Masahide Katsuki; Matthias Pfaff; Kathleen A. Richardson, Editor(s)

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