Ultra-precision diamond turning of optical crystals for advanced infrared optical components

Jiwang Yan, Jun'ichi Tamaki, Akihiko Kubo

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This note summaries some fundamental aspects on single-point diamond turning technology of brittle crystalline materials for infrared optical applications. The ultra-precision machining mechanism is discussed concerning material property, tool geometry and machining parameters. Some latest results on the fabrication of aspherical optics on brittle materials are also presented.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOptifab 2003
Subtitle of host publicationTechnical Digest
EditorsHarvey M. Pollicove, Walter C. Czajkowski, Toshihide Dohi, Hans Lauth
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9780819451040
Publication statusPublished - 2003 May 19
Externally publishedYes
EventOptifab 2003: Technical Digest - Rochester, United States
Duration: 2003 May 192003 May 22

Publication series

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


OtherOptifab 2003: Technical Digest
Country/TerritoryUnited States


  • aspherical
  • brittle material
  • crystal
  • diamond turning
  • ductile machining
  • infrared
  • optical component

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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