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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 48, Iss. 5 — Feb. 10, 2009
  • pp: 904–910

Theoretical study on removal rate and surface roughness in grinding a RB-SiC mirror with a fixed abrasive

Xu Wang and Xuejun Zhang  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 48, Issue 5, pp. 904-910 (2009)

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This paper is based on a microinteraction principle of fabricating a RB-SiC material with a fixed abrasive. The influence of the depth formed on a RB-SiC workpiece by a diamond abrasive on the material removal rate and the surface roughness of an optical component are quantitatively discussed. A mathematical model of the material removal rate and the simulation results of the surface roughness are achieved. In spite of some small difference between the experimental results and the theoretical anticipation, which is predictable, the actual removal rate matches the theoretical prediction very well. The fixed abrasive technology’s characteristic of easy prediction is of great significance in the optical fabrication industry, so this brand-new fixed abrasive technology has wide application possibilities.

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OCIS Codes
(220.0220) Optical design and fabrication : Optical design and fabrication
(220.4000) Optical design and fabrication : Microstructure fabrication
(220.4610) Optical design and fabrication : Optical fabrication
(220.5450) Optical design and fabrication : Polishing

ToC Category:
Optical Design and Fabrication

Original Manuscript: November 6, 2008
Revised Manuscript: December 14, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: December 18, 2008
Published: February 2, 2009

Xu Wang and Xuejun Zhang, "Theoretical study on removal rate and surface roughness in grinding a RB-SiC mirror with a fixed abrasive," Appl. Opt. 48, 904-910 (2009)

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