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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 1 — Jan. 2, 2012
  • pp: 568–575

Tentative investigation towards precision polishing of optical components with ultrasonically vibrating bound-abrasive pellets

Yaguo Li, Yongbo Wu, Jian Wang, Wei Yang, Yinbiao Guo, and Qiao Xu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 1, pp. 568-575 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.000568


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Abstract

Ultrasonic vibration has been employed to improve the quality of machined surface in the grinding of brittle materials. In this report, we transplant the philosophy of ultrasonic vibration assisted grinding to chemo-mechanical bound-abrasive-pellet polishing in anticipation of the improvement in either surface roughness or material removal rate. The preliminary experimental results show that the ultrasonic vibration assisted chemo-mechanical pellet polishing can yield desired results that material removal rate can be significantly raised while surface roughness is not degraded. The experimental results also indicate different mechanisms between ultrasonic-vibration-assisted chemo-mechanical pellet polishing and conventional chemo-mechanical bound-abrasive polishing.

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OCIS Codes
(160.6030) Materials : Silica
(220.4610) Optical design and fabrication : Optical fabrication
(220.5450) Optical design and fabrication : Polishing

ToC Category:
Optical Design and Fabrication

History
Original Manuscript: September 22, 2011
Revised Manuscript: November 10, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: November 24, 2011
Published: December 22, 2011

Citation
Yaguo Li, Yongbo Wu, Jian Wang, Wei Yang, Yinbiao Guo, and Qiao Xu, "Tentative investigation towards precision polishing of optical components with ultrasonically vibrating bound-abrasive pellets," Opt. Express 20, 568-575 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-1-568


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