OGLP-400: An Innovative Computer Controlled Polishing Machine

Sug-Whan Kim, David Rees, David D. Walker, Richard G. Bingham, David Brooks, Brian Humm, Heshmat Jamshidi, Do-Hyung Kim, Ho-Soon Yang, Gil Nixon

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This paper outlines recent progress in a novel active fabrication technique for severely aspheric optics. The underlying technology has been initially developed at the Optical Science Laboratory (OSL), at University College London, and has been incorporated in the OSL full-size active lap, used for polishing large astronomical optics. Optical Generics Limited (OGL) and OSL are currently collaborating to further develop the technology. A prototype OGLP-400 computer controlled polishing machine has been developed which exploits the technology for use with smaller aspheric optics up to 600mm diameter. The recent experimental results on both machines are presented, and their implications discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSpecification, Production, and Testing of Optical Components and Systems
EditorsAnthony E. Gee, Jean-Francois Houee
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)081942160X, 9780819421609
Publication statusPublished - 19 Aug 1996
Externally publishedYes
EventOptical Instrumentation and Systems Design - Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 12 May 199615 May 1996

Publication series

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


ConferenceOptical Instrumentation and Systems Design
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


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