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  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 45, Iss. 18 — Jun. 20, 2006
  • pp: 4291–4296

Dwell function algorithm in fluid jet polishing

Hui Fang, Peiji Guo, and Jingchi Yu  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 45, Issue 18, pp. 4291-4296 (2006)

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Considering the special characteristics of the removal function with the ring-shaped profile in fluid jet polishing (FJP), we present an effective method called the discrete convolution algorithm to compute the dwell function for controlling the figuring process. This method avoids the deconvolution operation, which usually fails to converge. Then an experimental confirmation of FJP figuring was demonstrated by machining a one-dimensional depth profile on a flat sample. The profile was figured from 0.914 λ ( λ = 632.8   nm ) peak to valley (PV) to 0.260 λ . This experiment demonstrated the successful implementation of the algorithm to solve the dwell function in optical manufacturing.

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

ToC Category:
Optical Design and Fabrication

Original Manuscript: September 13, 2005
Revised Manuscript: November 8, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: November 16, 2005

Hui Fang, Peiji Guo, and Jingchi Yu, "Dwell function algorithm in fluid jet polishing," Appl. Opt. 45, 4291-4296 (2006)

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