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Rapid Post-Polishing of Diamond-Turned Optics

Published

Author(s)

R E. Parks, Christopher J. Evans

Abstract

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
Volume
16
Issue
3

Keywords

aspheric optics, diamond turning, electroless nickel, polishing, surface finish

Citation

Parks, R. and Evans, C. (1994), Rapid Post-Polishing of Diamond-Turned Optics, Precision Engineering-Journal of the International Societies for Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology (Accessed April 23, 2024)
Created January 1, 1994, Updated February 19, 2017