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Design And Fabrication Of A Nonlinear Waxicon
Author(s): Dennis N. Mansell; T. T. Saito
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes the theory, design and fabrication of a complementary pair of cone-like mirrors which transform an annular collimated laser beam into a gaussian profiled collimated beam without obscuration. The details of a simple computer algorithm are revealed which explain the numerical procedure for computing the coordinates of the mirror surfaces. Also discussed is the procedure for diamond turning the nonlinear surfaces using the development lathe at the ERDA Y12 Plant and the metrology of the first parts produced.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 December 1976
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0093, Advances in Precision Machining of Optics, (16 December 1976); doi: 10.1117/12.955108
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Dennis N. Mansell, TRW (United States)
T. T. Saito, Lawrence Livermore Laboratory (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0093:
Advances in Precision Machining of Optics
Theodore T. Saito, Editor(s)

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