Robert E. Parks
Recently I was asked how one can specify the cleanliness
level of a surface. After some thought, I had to admit
I could not answer the question. It is almost as difficult as
defining what a surface is. However, I may be able to shed
a little light on the kinds of dirt one is likely to find on
optical surfaces and ways to remove it.
This article is only available as a PDF.
Publish Date: 01 June 1990
This article may be available for purchase via the search at Optica Publishing Group.
Optica Members get the full text of Optics & Photonics News, plus a variety of other member benefits.
Optical fabrication and testing: a historical review
International optical standards
Automation in optics manufacturing
Aspheric polishing with a stressed lap
Testing aspheric surfaces
Why measure MTF?
When is a surface clean?
Senior Member Insights: Phyllis R. Nelson
Specialized Fiber Probe Improves Tumor Mapping
Quantum Transport in Nanostructures and Molecules