30 January 2003 Polishing TIM mirror segments with HyDra
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Abstract
We report experimental results and analysis about a new hydrodynamic radial tool (HyDra, patent pending), which expels a suspension of water and polishing particles radially on glass. With this method it is possible to locally shape optical surfaces. The depth of material removed by HyDra grows linearly with the time. The removal rate is independent of the velocity between the tool and the glass element. The HyDra has been used to fabricate successfully an optical flat and Schmidt surface.
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Alberto Cordero-Davila, Esteban Luna-Aguilar, Manuel Nunez, Jorge Gonzalez, Victor Cabrera, Jorge Valdez, Benjamin Martinez, B. Garcia, Victor Garcia-Garduno, Luis Salas, Irene Cruz-Gonzales, Elfego Ruiz Schneider, Erika Sohn, M. A. Rodriguez-Pineda, "Polishing TIM mirror segments with HyDra", Proc. SPIE 4840, Future Giant Telescopes, (30 January 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.459848; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.459848
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