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Comparison Of Scatter From Diamond Turned Optics To Commliticnally Formed Optics In The Visible Wavelengths
Author(s): T. Scott Rowe
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Paper Abstract

Several methods besides the conventional grind/lap/polish are available for working metal optics such as laser scanning polygons. Among the more interesting from a cost standpoint is the single point diamond-turned surface; in one operation an optically flat surface can be produced at an exact angle and position. A question remains, however: will the periodic machined grooves on the optical surface diffract sufficient light so as to distort the primary image formed by the optical system, and will the scattered light interfere with the function of the laser scanner to produce accurate, cosmetically acceptable images?

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 January 1987
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0818, Current Developments in Optical Engineering II, (1 January 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.967476
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T. Scott Rowe, Excellon Phtonics (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0818:
Current Developments in Optical Engineering II
Robert E. Fischer; Warren J. Smith, Editor(s)

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