Closing the gaps in the precision asphere manufacturing process makes them an attractive solution for novel optical designs

J. P. Lormeau*, M. Tricard, G. Forbes

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Abstract

Advances in asphere fabrication have led to their increasing use in optical system design. Even so, there is still substantial growth opportunity for aspheric technology for low-to-medium volume precision optics that operate in the visible or shorter wavelengths. This represents a sizeable portion of the optical industry and today, most optics that fall into this quality class consist almost exclusively of spherical surfaces. The main reason preventing their widespread use is that three gaps in the fabrication process remain.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 9th International Conference of the European Society for Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology, EUSPEN 2009
EditorsH. Van Brussel
Place of PublicationBedford, UK
Publishereuspen
Pages431-434
Number of pages4
Volume2
ISBN (Electronic)9780955308260
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Externally publishedYes
Event9th International Conference of the European Society for Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology, EUSPEN 2009 - San Sebastian, Spain
Duration: 2 Jun 20095 Jun 2009

Other

Other9th International Conference of the European Society for Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology, EUSPEN 2009
CountrySpain
CitySan Sebastian
Period2/06/095/06/09

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