Study on Ultra Precision Polishing of Single Crystal Diamond Substrates under Ultraviolet Irradiation
The ultraviolet irradiation-assisted ultra precision polishing was performed on single crystal diamond substrates. This polishing method has been newly developed in our laboratory. The change of polishing performances was investigated by the presence of the UV irradiation. The polished surfaces were evaluated by the observation with WYKO. The experimental results are as follows; Surface roughness of diamond substrates polished under UV irradiation has become clearly smoother than that without UV irradiation. The surface roughness by this polishing method was reached to be 0.19 nm Ra on (100) surface of single crystal diamond. The equivalent surface was obtained on (110) surface by the UV-polishing.
Fan Rui, Qiao Lihong, Chen Huawei, Ochi Akio, Usuki Hiroshi and Sekiya Katsuhiko
S. Anan et al., "Study on Ultra Precision Polishing of Single Crystal Diamond Substrates under Ultraviolet Irradiation ", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 407-408, pp. 355-358, 2009