Computer controlled polishing of moderate-sized general aspherics for instrumentation

D. D. Walker, S. W. Kim, R. G. Bingham, D. Brooks, D. H. Kim, J. Thirtle

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Computer controlled polishing of large optics has required complex and expensive tooling, which is impractical at the smaller scale. This paper describes the simulation of a simple aspheric polishing regime using a large active lap, and its embodiment in a new generalised aspheric polishing machine for instrumentation optics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)947-954
Number of pages8
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Publication statusPublished - 1998
EventOptical Astronomical Instrumentation - Kona, HI, United States
Duration: 1998 Mar 261998 Mar 26

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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