OSA's Digital Library

Applied Optics

Applied 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)

View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (833 KB)

Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools



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

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

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)

Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  


  1. A. Smid, “Design and Production Technology of Replicated Aspherical Objective Lens for Optical Disk Systems,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 1, 1238 (1984).
  2. T. G. Gijsbers, “Colath, a Numerically Controlled Lathe for Very High Precision,” Philips Tech. Rev. 39, 229 (1980).
  3. H. de Lang, G. Bouwhuis, “Displacement Measurements with a Laser Interferometer,” Philips Tech. Rev. 30, 160 (1969).
  4. J. G. Dil, W. Mesman, J. C. Driessen, “High-Precision Measurement of Aspheric Surfaces,” Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 235, 85 (1980).
  5. J. H. Bruning et al., “Digital Wavefront Measuring Interferometer for Testing Optical Surfaces and Lenses,” Appl. Opt. 13, 2693 (1974). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  6. J. Schwider et al., “Digital Wave-Front Measuring Interferometry: Some Systematic Error Sources,” Appl. Opt. 22, 3421 (1983). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  7. M. Born, E. Wolf, Principles of Optics (Pergamon, Oxford, 1980), Chap. 9.
  8. To obtain the magnitude of the Seidel aberrations from the corresponding Zernike polynomials, the coefficient of the polynomial must be multiplied by 6/2, 3, or 2 for spherical aberration, coma, or astigmatism, respectively.

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited