6 December 1993 Development of a comprehensive infrared-material database for the Opticam fabrication system
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A comprehensive infrared material database has been created to aid in the development of a rule-based deterministic microgrinding process for infrared optics. The process science effort on infrared materials taking place at the University of Central Florida has compiled a concise collation of easily accessible physical property data to more thoroughly understand the material/processing interactions which occur during optical fabrication. The information exists in a user-friendly form whereby designers and system operators utilizing the Opticam system, can quickly and conveniently access and incorporate material property data into the design and fabrication process. We report on the motivation, organization and application of such a database into the Opticim network. The use of the information in establishment of part design, tooling design, machine parameters and predicting the form, figure and surface quality of the resulting optic is presented.
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Kathleen A. Cerqua-Richardson, Stacy Schmidt, George R. Platt, and John G. Vakiner "Development of a comprehensive infrared-material database for the Opticam fabrication system", Proc. SPIE 2018, Passive Materials for Optical Elements II, (6 December 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.165226; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.165226

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