21 February 1986 Rapid Fabrication Of Large Aspheric Optics
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By combining efficient fabrication processes and advanced testing methods, a real production capability exists for the manufacture of large aspheric optics. Currently, a five-axis, computer-controlled optical surfacing (CCOS) unit is used for the rapid grinding and polishing of elements up to 4-m in size. This paper describes the processes and equipment in use today and concludes with a scenario for meeting the projected future fabrication needs.
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Robert A. Jones, Roland L. Plante, "Rapid Fabrication Of Large Aspheric Optics", Proc. SPIE 0571, Large Optics Technology, (21 February 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.950387; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.950387
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