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Optical Fabrication and Testing
Rochester, New York United States
October 10, 2004
ISBN: 1-55752-779-2
Advances in Optical Fabrication and Testing (OMA)

Advances in small-tool polishing for free-form surfaces

Richard R. Freeman, Anthony Beaucamp, David Walker, Roger Morton, and Gerry McCavana


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Free-form surfaces look set to revolutionise optical design. We report on recent development of the Precessions process for polishing free-form surfaces from the precision-ground state, and correcting form-errors. On-going experimental results are presented.

© 2004 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(220.1250) Optical design and fabrication : Aspherics
(220.3630) Optical design and fabrication : Lenses
(220.5450) Optical design and fabrication : Polishing

R. R. Freeman, A. Beaucamp, D. Walker, R. Morton, and G. McCavana, "Advances in small-tool polishing for free-form surfaces," in Frontiers in Optics 2004/Laser Science XXII/Diffractive Optics and Micro-Optics/Optical Fabrication and Testing, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper OMA4.

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