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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 24, Iss. 12 — Jun. 15, 1985
  • pp: 1848–1852

Molds and measurements for replicated aspheric lenses for optical recording

Derk Visser, Tom G. Gijsbers, and Rob A. M. Jorna  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 24, Issue 12, pp. 1848-1852 (1985)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.24.001848


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Abstract

The grinding of aspheric molds in hard materials on a CNC lathe is discussed, as well as a stylus technique to measure the shape of these molds. Optical measurements of N.A. = 0.45 lenses replicated with these molds give a rms OPD of <0.030 wavelength at 780 nm.

© 1985 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: November 2, 1984
Published: June 15, 1985

Citation
Derk Visser, Tom G. Gijsbers, and Rob A. M. Jorna, "Molds and measurements for replicated aspheric lenses for optical recording," Appl. Opt. 24, 1848-1852 (1985)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-24-12-1848


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