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Diamond Flycut Multifaceted Mirror

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000046360D
Original Publication Date: 1983-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-07

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Allen, SM Stanich, MJ [+details]


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.