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  • Vol. 43, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2004
  • pp: 67–69

Shaping with fluid jet polishing by footprint optimization

Silvia M. Booij, Oliver W. Fähnle, and Joseph J. M. Braat  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 43, Issue 1, pp. 67-69 (2004)

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We report on a way to shape surfaces with fluid jet polishing by adjusting the influence function (the shape of the footprint of the nozzle) instead of changing the dwell time of the nozzle on the surface. In that way, the surface is processed homogeneously, and no dip is generated in the center of the workpiece. As a proof of this approach, a λ/10 flat surface has been generated in our laboratory.

© 2004 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(220.4610) Optical design and fabrication : Optical fabrication
(240.6700) Optics at surfaces : Surfaces

Original Manuscript: June 12, 2003
Revised Manuscript: August 27, 2003
Published: January 1, 2004

Silvia M. Booij, Oliver W. Fähnle, and Joseph J. M. Braat, "Shaping with fluid jet polishing by footprint optimization," Appl. Opt. 43, 67-69 (2004)

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