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6 October 2000 Recent progress on asphere manufacturing and testing at CIOM
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Proceedings Volume 4231, Advanced Optical Manufacturing and Testing Technology 2000; (2000)
Event: International Topical Symposium on Advanced Optical Manufacturing and Testing Technology, 2000, Chengdu, China
The manufacturing procedure of a 500 mm in diameter, f/2 hyperbolic primary mirror based on Computer-Controlled Polishing is introduced in detail. The mirror was finally polished to the shape accuracy of 13 nm rms and the surface roughness of 2 nm Ra. Testing methods and data analysis for different stages ranging from grinding to polishing are discussed. Some critical factors affecting the efficiency and accuracy of the grinding/polishing procedure are summarized. In addition, the preliminary work to make large off-axis asphere mirrors is presented. The difficulties in polishing and testing for both circular aperture and rectangular aperture mirrors are previewed, and a possible solution is given. To control the geometrical parameters such as radius of curvature and conic constant, a new profiler has been built, and it has proven very useful to improve the grinding efficiency. Finally, the manufacturing of small aspheres using deterministic grinding tool is also introduced. The fine grinding procedure of LOH's asphere grinding machine is presented.
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Xuejun Zhang, Zhongyu Zhang, Quandou Wang, and Jingchi Yu "Recent progress on asphere manufacturing and testing at CIOM", Proc. SPIE 4231, Advanced Optical Manufacturing and Testing Technology 2000, (6 October 2000);


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