Computer Controlled Polishing of Moderate-Sized General Aspherics for Instrumentation

D. D. Walker, S. W. Kim, R. G. Bingham, D. Brooks, D. H. Kim, J. Thirtle

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Abstract

Computer controlled polishing of large optics has required complex and expensive tooling, which is impractical at the smaller scale. This paper describes the simulation of a simple aspheric polishing regime using a large active lap, and its embodiment in a new generalised aspheric polishing machine for instrumentation optics.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOptical Astronomical Instrumentation
EditorsSandro D'Odorico
PublisherSPIE
Pages947-954
Number of pages8
Volume3355
ISBN (Print)0819428027, 9780819428028
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 9 Jul 1998
Externally publishedYes
EventAstronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation - Kona, United States
Duration: 20 Mar 199828 Mar 1998

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
PublisherSPIE
Volume3355
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X

Conference

ConferenceAstronomical Telescopes and Instrumentation
CountryUnited States
CityKona
Period20/03/9828/03/98

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    Walker, D. D., Kim, S. W., Bingham, R. G., Brooks, D., Kim, D. H., & Thirtle, J. (1998). Computer Controlled Polishing of Moderate-Sized General Aspherics for Instrumentation. In S. D'Odorico (Ed.), Optical Astronomical Instrumentation (Vol. 3355, pp. 947-954). (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 3355). SPIE. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.316754