Rapid Optical Fabrication With Computer Controlled Optical Surfacing

Robert A. Jones and Wiktor J. Rupp

The design needs for large optical components for advanced strategic defense systems and reconnaissance systems presented the optical industry with fabrication capability requirements that could not be met by conventional fabrication methods rooted in telescope making techniques. Faced with the lack of enabling production technology for this type of optics, Itek undertook to develop a new generation of optical fabrication technology.

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