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Overview Of Optical Manufacturing Methods
Author(s): Robert E. Parks
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Paper Abstract

There are two classes of optical manufacturing methods: (1) the traditional grind and polish method that leads to an original optical element and (2) replication techniques that yield identical copies of a master. The various process steps in the two approaches are described to illustrate the fundamental differences in the methods. An understanding of these processes often is helpful for selecting the most appropriate manufacturing method.

Paper Details

Date Published: 31 March 1982
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 0306, Contemporary Methods of Optical Fabrication, (31 March 1982); doi: 10.1117/12.932708
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Robert E. Parks, University of Arizona (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0306:
Contemporary Methods of Optical Fabrication
Charles L. Stonecypher, Editor(s)

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