A Study of a Digital Manufacturing Procedure for Freeform Optics
An investigation into a Digital Manufacturing and Testing Procedure (DMTP) for freeform optics is presented in this paper. The paper studies the characteristics of the DMTP which are of special use in ultra-precision machining (UPM) of freeform optics, i.e. the construction of a model of DMTP, the construction of a digital prototype of an optical system, a Digital Testing (DT) system for image quality, digital testing and simulation of the optical image quality.
Chengyu Jiang, Geng Liu, Dinghua Zhang and Xipeng Xu
S. To et al., "A Study of a Digital Manufacturing Procedure for Freeform Optics", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 532-533, pp. 693-696, 2006