A simple technique for post-polishing single-point, diamond-turned optics is described. Synthetic fabric-faced laps are used. Surface finish converges to a limiting value set by process parameters. Lap construction and diamond grit size affects both convergence rate and ultimate finish.
Citation: Precision Engineering-Journal of the International Societies for Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology
Pub Type: Journals
aspheric optics, diamond turning, electroless nickel, polishing, surface finish