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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 5, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 1966
  • pp: 737–740

Air Gauge Measurement and Driven Lap Polishing in the Production of Aspheric Surfaces

George Random and Edward P. Wallerstein  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 5, Issue 5, pp. 737-740 (1966)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.5.000737


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Abstract

The increased demand for aspheric surfaces in optical systems has required refinements and advances in optical shop technology. Air gauges have been used to measure aspheric surfaces in prepolished and polished conditions to accuracies on the order of one wavelength of visible light. Small, synchronously driven laps have been used in the polishing and figuring of aspheric surfaces with good results regarding speed, accuracy, and smoothness. Both techniques provide interesting possibilities for future development.

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Original Manuscript: May 26, 1965
Published: May 1, 1966

Citation
George Random and Edward P. Wallerstein, "Air Gauge Measurement and Driven Lap Polishing in the Production of Aspheric Surfaces," Appl. Opt. 5, 737-740 (1966)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-5-5-737


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