Edge effect of optical surfacing process with different data extension algorithms

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)77-83
Journal / PublicationFrontiers of Optoelectronics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2014


This study presents a strategy which integrates extra polishing path (EPP) and error map extension to weaken the edge effect in the ultraprecise optical surfacing process. Different data extension algorithms were presented and analyzed. The neighbor-hood average can be selected as the frequently-used method, as it has not bad precision and time-saving performance for most surface forms through the simulation results and practical experiment. The final error map was obtained, its peak-to-valley (PV) was 0.273λ and root mean square (RMS) was 0.028λ (λ = 632.8 nm). The edge effect was weakened and suppressed well through the experiment. © 2014 Higher Education Press and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

Research Area(s)

  • convergence rate, edge effect, extension algorithms