1 November 1990 Rapid optical fabrication with CCOS
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Abstract
In the next decades, we foresee the need for the fabrication of many large asphenc mirrors for space and astronomy applications. Itek Optical Systems has developed computer controlled optical surfacing for rapidly fabricating such optics. Recently, these operations have been improved with the development of a sheaf of new processes based on a greatly increased understanding of the physics of glass surfacing. These improvements have already produced a reduction of large optics surfacing time and the technology points towards further reduction.
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Robert A. Jones, Wiktor J. Rupp, "Rapid optical fabrication with CCOS", Proc. SPIE 1333, Advanced Optical Manufacturing and Testing, (1 November 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.22787; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.22787
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Surface finishing

Polishing

Mirrors

Optics manufacturing

Optical fabrication

Optical testing

Glasses

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