1 June 1985 Survey Of The Finish Characteristics Of Machined Optical Surfaces
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Abstract
Samples of precision machined optical flats solicited from a number of commercial suppliers were examined by both visual and Nomarski microscopy and were measured using a Wyko noncontacting profiling instrument. The profile data were analyzed in terms of finish statistics which are directly related to optical performance, and these are presented in a common format and compared. The results are of intrinsic interest and suggest a number of general observations regarding surface materials and the machining process.
E. L. Church, E. L. Church, P. Z. Takacs, P. Z. Takacs, } "Survey Of The Finish Characteristics Of Machined Optical Surfaces," Optical Engineering 24(3), 243396 (1 June 1985). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.7973495 . Submission:
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