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Surface Roughness

Calculating BTDF from Window Surface Roughness (ABSTRACT)

ABSTRACT: Stover, et. al., show that scatter in transmission through a window may be calculated from surface roughness in a manner similar to calculating BRDF from roughness for a reflecting surface.

In Situ Surface Roughness Measurement (ABSTRACT)

ABSTRACT: A note describing initial measurements made with the MicroFinish Topographer (MFT) directly on large optical surfaces thereby eliminating the need for making replicas and making secondary measurements.

MicroFinish Topographer: Surface Finish Metrology for Large and Small Optics (ABSTRACT)

ABSTRACT: Description of the MicroFinish Topographer (MFT) and why its unique mechanical design largely removes the need for vibration isolation. The paper also describes how the MFT is used for making surface roughness measurements on large and small optics as well as its usefulness for on-machine measurement due to its small size and light weight.

Optical Surface Specification using the Structure Function (ABSTRACT)

ABSTRACT: A tutorial on use of the structure function (SF) as a specification to limit the effects of mid-spatial frequency roughness. The paper points out that the SF units of measurement are familiar to opticians and optical engineers and that it is easy to calculate the SF without making ambiguous assumptions as opposed to the use of Power Spectral Density function (PSD).

Specifications: Figure and Finish are not Enough (ABSTRACT)

ABSTRACT: A paper that shows why simply specifying figure and rms surface roughness is not enough information to assure a finished optic will perform as expected. Mid-spatial frequency roughness must also be specified. There are examples using the PSM to show the effects of mid-spatial frequency roughness, and examples of using the structure function to characterize mid-spatial frequency roughness.

Super-Smooth Optical Fabrication Controlling High Spatial Frequency Surface Irregularity (ABSTRACT)

ABSTRACT: A paper by Del Hoyo, et. al., showing how the MicroFinish Topographer (MFT) was used for in process control assessment of the removal of high spatial frequency polishing errors during polishing as a function of type of polishing compound and polishing pad. The MFT was particularly useful for determining when a surface was fully polished out, that is, had no defects left from previous steps in the lapping and polishing process.

Use of the Surface PSD to Investigate Near Specular Scatter from Smooth Surfaces (ABSTRACT)

ABSTRACT: A paper by Talabaly, et. al., showing that a low magnification objective on the MicroFinish Topographer (MFT) can measure surface roughness in a spatial frequency domain that is so close to specular that it is not possible to make a similar measurement with a scatterometer. This makes it possible to predict a valid near specular BRDF that is functionally not measureable, particularly if the substrate material scatters.

Case Studies & Testimonials

  • "We are enjoying our Point Source Microscope and finding it invaluable in alignment and diagnostic tasks."

    Dr. John Mitchell
    Senior Optical Metrologist
    Glyndwr Innovations Ltd., St. Asaph, Wales, UK

     

  • "Just wanted to share a recent success aligning an adaptive optics test bed with the PSM. We used to use a traditional alignment telescope in the past, but the PSM made the whole process really easy and fast. The main requirements were to quickly determine the quality of beam collimation and pupil conjugates since there are several beam expanders and compressors with multiple pupil and focal planes."

    Suresh Sivanandam
    Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics
    University of Toronto

     

  • "You are always responsive and give us lots of useful information!!"

    Dr. Shaojie Chen
    Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics
    University of Toronto

     

  • "As always we are very much loving the instrument, I personally love the camera upgrade from what I'm used to!"

    Weslin Pullen
    Hart Scientific Consulting International, LLC
    Tucson, Arizona

     

Worldwide Representatives

FOR SALES IN CHINA PLEASE CONTACT:

FOR SALES IN CHINA PLEASE CONTACT:
OPTurn Company Ltd
R607, Yingzhi Building, 49-3 Suzhoujie Str.
Beijing, China
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FOR SALES IN ALL OTHER ASIAN COUNTRIES PLEASE CONTACT:

FOR SALES IN ALL OTHER ASIAN COUNTRIES PLEASE CONTACT:

清 原 耕 輔   Kosuke Kiyohara
清原光学 営業部   Kiyohara Optics / Sales
+81-3-5918-8501
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Kiyohara Optics Inc.
3-28-10 Funado Itabashi-Ku Tokyo, Japan 174-0041

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Armstrong Optical

+44(0) 1604 654220

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