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  • Vol. 9, Iss. 9 — Sep. 10, 2011
  • pp: 092201–

Ultra-precision figuring using submerged jet polishing

Chunyan Shi, Jiahu Yuan, Fan Wu, and Yongjian Wan  »View Author Affiliations


Chinese Optics Letters, Vol. 9, Issue 9, pp. 092201- (2011)


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Abstract

A new removal optimization method called submerged jet polishing (SJP) is reported. Experiments are conducted to obtain the removal shape. Results of SJP indicate that a Gaussian shape removal function can be obtained and that the removal rate is sensitive to variations in the standoff distance. SJP is applied to the corrective figuring of a BK7 optical glass. The flatness is improved from photovolatic (PV) 0.066 \lambda to 0.024 \lambda (\lambda=632.8 nm) after three iterations, and the root mean square (RMS) value is improved from 0.013 \lambda to 0.00395 \lambda. The experimental result indicates that SJP has a capability for ultra-precision figuring and can be applied in polishing complex-shaped surfaces.

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

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Chunyan Shi, Jiahu Yuan, Fan Wu, and Yongjian Wan, "Ultra-precision figuring using submerged jet polishing," Chin. Opt. Lett. 9, 092201- (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/col/abstract.cfm?URI=col-9-9-092201


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