EPJ Web Conf.
Volume 215, 2019EOS Optical Technologies
|Number of page(s)||2|
|Section||Joint Session (EOS MOS and SPIE OM) – Manufacturing, Tolerancing and Testing of Optical Systems (MOS) POSTERS|
|Published online||10 September 2019|
A new approach to laser polishing and form correction of optical components
NTB Interstaatliche Hochschule für Technik Buchs, Institute for Production metrology, Materials and Optics, 9471 Buchs SG, Switzerland
* Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Published online: 10 September 2019
The increasing variety of optical components and materials, combined with stricter surface tolerance requirements, necessitate refining existing polishing processes and developing innovative new polishing solutions and metrology technologies. A fast, reproducible laser polishing process would offer considerable economic benefits over conventional mechanical polishing processes and interest a broad variety of optics manufacturers. In this work, a holistic approach is taken to address the various aspects of glass polishing and form correction via a novel laser polishing system design, the use of a measurement strategy that can be integrated inline and simulation results that are correlated with process parameter studies for different materials.
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2019
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