A method is proposed for polishing fast aspherics with a lap whose shape is continuously changed under computer control as it moves over a rigid mirror blank. The required changes of radius, astigmatism and coma in a circular lap are made with edge bending levers and tensioning members with screw actuators. This method of bending has been demonstrated in the laboratory.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Unknown Host Publication Title|
|Publisher||European Southern Observatory (IAU Colloquium n 79), Garching|
|Number of pages||11|
|State||Published - Dec 1 1984|
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