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dc.contributor.authorMcCall, Brian
Tkaczyk, Tomasz S.
dc.date.accessioned 2013-12-20T19:45:24Z
dc.date.available 2013-12-20T19:45:24Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.citation McCall, Brian and Tkaczyk, Tomasz S.. "Rapid fabrication of miniature lens arrays by four-axis single point diamond machining." Optics Express, 21, no. 3 (2013) Optical Society of America: http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.003557.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/75304
dc.description.abstract A novel method for fabricating lens arrays and other nonrotationally symmetric free-form optics is presented. This is a diamond machining technique using 4 controlled axes of motion – X, Y, Z, and C. As in 3-axis diamond micro-milling, a diamond ball endmill is mounted to the work spindle of a 4-axis ultra-precision computer numerical control (CNC) machine. Unlike 3-axis micro-milling, the C-axis is used to hold the cutting edge of the tool in contact with the lens surface for the entire cut. This allows the feed rates to be doubled compared to the current state of the art of micro-milling while producing an optically smooth surface
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Optical Society of America
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dc.title Rapid fabrication of miniature lens arrays by four-axis single point diamond machining
dc.type Journal article
dc.contributor.funder Simmons Family Foundation
dc.contributor.funder National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
dc.citation.journalTitle Optics Express
dc.citation.volumeNumber 21
dc.citation.issueNumber 3
dc.type.dcmi Text
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.003557
dc.identifier.pmcid PMC3601601
dc.identifier.pmid 23481813
dc.identifier.grantID U54AI057156 (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases)
dc.type.publication publisher version


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