The Zeeko/UCL Process for Polishing Large Lenses and Prisms

D. D. Walker, R. Freeman, G. McCavana, R. Morton, D. Riley, J. Simms, D. Brooks, E. D. Kim, A. King

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This paper describes progress on the development of a new process for producing precision surfaces for the optics industry, and potentially for other sectors including silicon wafer fabrication and lapping and polishing of precision mechanical surfaces. The paper marks an important milestone in the development programme, with the completion of the construction of the first fully-productionised machine, and the first results from the commissioning process.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLarge Lenses and Prisms
EditorsRichard G. Bingham, David D. Walker
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9780819441140, 0819441147
Publication statusPublished - 5 Feb 2002
Externally publishedYes
EventLarge Lenses and Prisms - London, United Kingdom
Duration: 27 Mar 200130 Mar 2001

Publication series

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


ConferenceLarge Lenses and Prisms
CountryUnited Kingdom
Internet address


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Walker, D. D., Freeman, R., McCavana, G., Morton, R., Riley, D., Simms, J., ... King, A. (2002). The Zeeko/UCL Process for Polishing Large Lenses and Prisms. In R. G. Bingham, & D. D. Walker (Eds.), Large Lenses and Prisms (Vol. 4411, pp. 106-111). (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 4411). SPIE.