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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 25, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 1986
  • pp: 1733–1735

Fine diamond turning of KDP crystals

Baruch A. Fuchs, P. Paul Hed, and Phillip C. Baker  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 25, Issue 11, pp. 1733-1735 (1986)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.25.001733


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Abstract

Frequency doubling optical components for the Nova laser system are made from single-crystal potassium dihydrogen phosphate (KDP). While developing a manufacturing process for these components, we found that single-point diamond turning could be used to directly produce finished parts with no need for additional surface polishing. A surface roughness of better than 8-A rms and 36-A P–V was measured on a test sample generated with certain machine and tool parameters. Further improvement in surface finish may be possible by employing refined diamond turning procedures and equipment.

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History
Original Manuscript: February 28, 1986
Published: June 1, 1986

Citation
Baruch A. Fuchs, P. Paul Hed, and Phillip C. Baker, "Fine diamond turning of KDP crystals," Appl. Opt. 25, 1733-1735 (1986)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-25-11-1733


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