Cutting and shaping operations for optical glasses

R. Izazaga-Pérez, D. Aguirre-Aguirre, E. Carrasco-Licea, M.E. Percino-Zacariás, F.S. Granados-Agustín, B. Villalobos-Mendoza, N. López-Hernández, V. López-Cortés, J.T. Quechol-López

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In this work, we describe the well-known methods of cutting and shaping for optical glass materials. These operations are very important in optical workshops and needs to be well defined at the beginning of the optical fabrication process. In this work we show the first steps to fabricate prism components for the MEGARA instrument that is being developed to work with the GRANTECAN. We present a review of the techniques used at INAOÉs Optical workshop for cutting blanks of optical glasses with an extensive use in optical fabrication; besides that, we present the process of shaping of these optical glasses just before they enter to the grinding and polishing processes. We present some results showing the described processes and some tips for the methods used in the optical workshop including the use of the necessary supplies, tools, and machinery.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOptifab 2015
EditorsSebastian Stoebenau, Julie L. Bentley
ISBN (Electronic)9781628418385
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X

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Publisher Copyright:
© 2015 SPIE.

Copyright 2016 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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