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
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.