1 December 1991 Rapid optical fabrication with computer-controlled optical surfacing
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Optical Engineering, 30(12), (1991). doi:10.1117/12.56019
Abstract
In the next decades, we foresee the need for the fabrication of many large aspheric mirrors for space and astronomy applications. Itek Optical Systems has developed computer-controlled optical surfacing for rapidly fabricating such optics. Recently, these operations have been improved with the development of a sheaf of new processes based on a greatly increased understanding of the mechanics of glass surfacing. These improvements have already produced a reduction of large optics surfacing time by a factor of four, and the technology points toward a possible further reduction by a factor of two.
Robert A. Jones, Wiktor J. Rupp, "Rapid optical fabrication with computer-controlled optical surfacing," Optical Engineering 30(12), (1 December 1991). http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.56019
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Surface finishing

Polishing

Mirrors

Optical fabrication

Robots

Aspheric optics

Glasses

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