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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 12 — Jun. 4, 2012
  • pp: 13551–13559

Subsurface damage distribution characterization of ground surfaces using Abbott–Firestone curves

Raynald Laheurte, Philippe Darnis, Nathalie Darbois, Olivier Cahuc, and Jérôme Neauport  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 12, pp. 13551-13559 (2012)

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Measurement of subsurface damage (SSD) induced by grinding process is of major interest in the development of high laser damage fused silica optical components manufacturing processes. Most SSD measurements methods give only access to the peak to peak value. We herein report on the benefit of using Abbott–Firestone curves to get an insight of the SSD distribution inside the optical material. We evidence on various diamond wheel ground fused silica substrates that such an approach is complementary to a classical SSD peak to peak measurement and bring useful information to optimize a grinding process.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3330) Lasers and laser optics : Laser damage
(220.1920) Optical design and fabrication : Diamond machining

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: March 16, 2012
Revised Manuscript: April 20, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: April 30, 2012
Published: June 1, 2012

Raynald Laheurte, Philippe Darnis, Nathalie Darbois, Olivier Cahuc, and Jérôme Neauport, "Subsurface damage distribution characterization of ground surfaces using Abbott–Firestone curves," Opt. Express 20, 13551-13559 (2012)

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