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31 March 1982 Ultraprecision Machining Of Optics At Los Alamos
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Ultraprecision machine tools are used at the Los Alamos National Laboratory for single-point diamond turning of optics and other precision parts. Measurements of a 50-mm-diam copper flat illustrate the quality of a part that can be machined on the Moore No. 3 lathe. Measurements of a 0.4-m-diam aluminum mirror with a 20-m radius of curvature are presented as an example of a part machined on the Moore No. 5 lathe. A varying frequency sine wave grating shows a type of special optical grating that can be produced using the Pneumo lathe.
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R. L. Rhorer, A. L. Gauler, E. W. Colston, and J. R. Ruhe "Ultraprecision Machining Of Optics At Los Alamos", Proc. SPIE 0306, Contemporary Methods of Optical Fabrication, (31 March 1982); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.932735
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