The forbes polynomial

A more predictable surface for fabricators

Kevin P. Thompson*, Florian Fournier, Jannick P. Rolland, G. W. Forbes

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding contribution

2 Citations (Scopus)


The Forbes polynomial is an important new surface type that allows coefficient tolerances to be meaningful and allows the difficulty of fabrication to be quantified. Implications and guidance to fabricators will be presented.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOptical Fabrication and Testing, OFT 2010
Place of PublicationWashington, DC
PublisherOptical Society of America (OSA)
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)9781557528933
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
EventOptical Fabrication and Testing, OFT 2010 - Jackson Hole, WY, United States
Duration: 13 Jun 201017 Jun 2010


OtherOptical Fabrication and Testing, OFT 2010
CountryUnited States
CityJackson Hole, WY

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