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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 34 — Dec. 1, 1997
  • pp: 9112–9114

Determination of the Optimum Starting Surface for the Generation of Aspherical Surfaces of Revolution

O.W. Fähnle, H. van Brug, and H.J. Frankena  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 36, Issue 34, pp. 9112-9114 (1997)

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We present a method to obtain the optimum surface shape for use as a starting point for the machining of aspherical surfaces of revolution. Applying this method, the volume that remains to be machined away can be set below an acceptable value. Subsequently, it is shown how this method can be applied for conic surfaces.

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O.W. Fähnle, H. van Brug, and H.J. Frankena, "Determination of the Optimum Starting Surface for the Generation of Aspherical Surfaces of Revolution," Appl. Opt. 36, 9112-9114 (1997)

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