OSA's Digital Library

Chinese Optics Letters

Chinese Optics Letters


  • Vol. 7, Iss. 6 — Jun. 1, 2009
  • pp: 534–536

Manufacturing and testing of a cubic SiC surface

Feng Yan, Di Fan, Binzhi Zhang, Longhai Yin, Ruigang Li, and Xuejun Zhang  »View Author Affiliations

Chinese Optics Letters, Vol. 7, Issue 6, pp. 534-536 (2009)

View Full Text Article

Acrobat PDF (1089 KB)

Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

  • Export Citation/Save Click for help


The free surface and unrotational-symmetric surface optical elements have been applied more and more widely along with the development of optical design technology, although they are still difficult for manufacturing. In this letter, a SiC unrotational-symmetric aspheric surface whose surface equation is z=3\lambda(x3+y3)(\lambda=0.6328 \mum) has been introduced. The tilt abstraction is adopted to minimize the material removal. The surface figures are peak-to-valley (PV) value of 0.327\lambda and root-mean-square (RMS) value of 0.023\lambda. A non-null testing method based on digital mask is proposed to test this surface. The accuracy of the method is testified by the experiment of standard sphere testing.

© 2009 Chinese Optics Letters

OCIS Codes
(220.1250) Optical design and fabrication : Aspherics
(220.4610) Optical design and fabrication : Optical fabrication
(220.4840) Optical design and fabrication : Testing

Feng Yan, Di Fan, Binzhi Zhang, Longhai Yin, Ruigang Li, and Xuejun Zhang, "Manufacturing and testing of a cubic SiC surface," Chin. Opt. Lett. 7, 534-536 (2009)

Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset


  1. Z. Zhang and X. Zhang, Optical Technique (in Chinese) 27, 524 (2001).
  2. W. Zhang, Y. Chen, T. Zhao, Z. Ye, and F. Yu, Chin. Opt. Lett. 4, 515 (2006).
  3. Q. Yang, L. Liu, J. Sun, H. Tao, H. Lang, Y. Zhu, and W. Lu, Acta Opt. Sin. (in Chinese) 26, 8081 (2006).
  4. W. Deng, L. Zheng, and Y. Shi, Optics and Precision Engineering (in Chinese) 15, 1009 (2007).
  5. Q. Li, Y. Cheng, B. Zhang, and Z. Feng, Optical Technique (in Chinese) 11, 77 (1998).
  6. G. Wang, Y. Dai, and S. Li, Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering (in Chinese) 40, 147 (2004).
  7. J. E. Greivenkamp and R. O. Gappinger, Appl. Opt. 43, 5143 (2004).
  8. O. E. Murphy, T. G. Brown, and D. T. Moore, Appl. Opt. 39, 2122 (2000).
  9. R. O. Gappinger and J. E. Greivenkamp, Proc. SPIE 5180, 301 (2004).
  10. A. E. Lowman and J. E. Greivenkamp, Proc. SPIE 2004, 173 (1993).
  11. A. E. Lowman and J. E. Greivenkamp, Proc. SPIE 2536, 139 (1995).

Cited By

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited