Diamond Flycut Multifaceted Mirror
Original Publication Date: 1983-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-07
This is a manufacturing technique for machining optical surfaces on a multifaceted mirror by offsetting the flycutter from the center of the facet to angle any resulting tool marks. In that manner, a laser beam reflected from a facet is reflected across multiple tool marks, thus eliminating the effect of the high local slope error in a single mark.