Abstract

A novel approach to computer controlled fabrication of aspheric optical surfaces utilizes semi-flexible vacuum activated polishing tools to produce high quality, smooth surface geometry on off-axis mirror components.

© 1993 Optical Society of America

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  1. J. R. P. Angel et al., “Progress toward making lightweight 8m mirrors of short focal length,” Advanced Technology Optical Telescopes IV, Lawrence D. Barr, ed. SPIE, 1990, 636–640.
  2. R. A. Jones, W. J. Rupp, “Rapid optical fabrication with computer controlled optical surfacing,” Optical Engeneering 30 (12), 1992, p 1962–1968.

Angel, J. R. P.

J. R. P. Angel et al., “Progress toward making lightweight 8m mirrors of short focal length,” Advanced Technology Optical Telescopes IV, Lawrence D. Barr, ed. SPIE, 1990, 636–640.

Jones, R. A.

R. A. Jones, W. J. Rupp, “Rapid optical fabrication with computer controlled optical surfacing,” Optical Engeneering 30 (12), 1992, p 1962–1968.

Rupp, W. J.

R. A. Jones, W. J. Rupp, “Rapid optical fabrication with computer controlled optical surfacing,” Optical Engeneering 30 (12), 1992, p 1962–1968.

Optical Engeneering (1)

R. A. Jones, W. J. Rupp, “Rapid optical fabrication with computer controlled optical surfacing,” Optical Engeneering 30 (12), 1992, p 1962–1968.

Other (1)

J. R. P. Angel et al., “Progress toward making lightweight 8m mirrors of short focal length,” Advanced Technology Optical Telescopes IV, Lawrence D. Barr, ed. SPIE, 1990, 636–640.

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Fig. 1

In the mirror fabrication, the semiflexible surfacing tool travels across the isoastigmatic pattern.

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Fig. 2

Interferogram of an off-axis mirror segment of a F/0.85 elliptical parent.

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