EPJ Web Conf.
Volume 215, 2019EOS Optical Technologies
|Number of page(s)||2|
|Section||Manufacturing, Tolerancing and Testing of Optical Systems (MOS) – Session 3|
|Published online||10 September 2019|
Optical freeform generation by laser machining and plasma-assisted polishing
Institut für Fertigungstechnik, Fakultät Maschinenwesen, Technische Universität Dresden, Germany
2 Leibniz-Institut für Oberflächenmodifizierung e.V., Permoserstr. 15, 04318 Leipzig, Germany
* Corresponding author: email@example.com
Published online: 10 September 2019
Tailored optical freeform lenses are required for different applications. Sub-aperture deterministic machining techniques such as plasma jet machining have shown great potential to generate freeform surfaces. However, depending on the required local slopes of the surface shape geometrical limitations occur due to the lateral tool function width. In the paper an alternative approach to fabricate freeform shapes exhibiting steep local slopes is presented. A first step involves a dwell time based fs-laser ablation process to generate the surface contour on a fused silica sample. Since the resulting roughness after laser machining lies in the range of 400 nm RMS which does not match optical requirements a subsequent plasma jet based polishing step is performed where micro-roughness is drastically reduced to values below 0.3 nm RMS.
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