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  • Vol. 45, Iss. 26 — Sep. 10, 2006
  • pp: 6729–6735

Edge effect in fluid jet polishing

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

Applied Optics, Vol. 45, Issue 26, pp. 6729-6735 (2006)

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The edge effect is one of the most important subjects in optical manufacturing. The removal function at different positions of the sample in the process of fluid jet polishing (FJP) is investigated in the experiments. Furthermore, by using finite-element analysis (FEA), the distributions for velocity and pressure of slurry jets are simulated. Experimental results demonstrate that the removal function has a ring-shaped profile, except for a little change in the size at the operated area even if the nozzle extends beyond the edge of the sample. FEA simulations reveal a similar distribution of velocity with a cavity resulting in the ring-shaped profile of material removal at different impact positions. To a certain extent, therefore, the removal function at the edge of the surface of the sample appears similar to that inside of it, so that the classical edge effect can be neglected in FJP.

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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

Original Manuscript: March 20, 2006
Revised Manuscript: April 22, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: April 24, 2006

Peiji Guo, Hui Fang, and Jingchi Yu, "Edge effect in fluid jet polishing," Appl. Opt. 45, 6729-6735 (2006)

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