Dae Wook Kim

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Optical surfaces can be accurately figured by computer controlled optical surfacing (CCOS) that uses well characterized sub-diameter polishing tools driven by numerically controlled (NC) machines. The motion of the polishing tool is optimized to vary the dwell time of the polisher on the workpiece according to the desired removal and the calibrated tool(More)
A parametric smoothing model is developed to quantitatively describe the smoothing action of polishing tools that use visco-elastic materials. These materials flow to conform to the aspheric shape of the workpieces, yet behave as a rigid solid for short duration caused by tool motion over surface irregularities. The smoothing effect naturally corrects the(More)
Computer controlled polishing requires accurate knowledge of the tool influence function (TIF) for the polishing tool (i.e. lap). While a linear Preston's model for material removal allows the TIF to be determined for most cases, nonlinear removal behavior as the tool runs over the edge of the part introduces a difficulty in modeling the edge TIF. We(More)
Computer controlled optical surfacing (CCOS) relies on a stable and predictable tool influence function (TIF), which is the shape of the wear function created by the machine. For a polishing lap, which is stroked on the surface, both the TIF stability and surface finish rely on the polishing interface maintaining intimate contact with the workpiece. Pitch(More)
We present a novel simulation technique that offers efficient mass fabrication strategies for 2m class hexagonal mirror segments of extremely large telescopes. As the first of two studies in series, we establish the theoretical basis of the tool influence function (TIF) for precessing tool polishing simulation for non-rotating workpieces. These theoretical(More)
We report an adaptive interferometric null testing method for overcoming the dynamic range limitations of conventional null testing approaches during unknown freeform optics metrology or optics manufacturing processes that require not-yet-completed surface measurements to guide the next fabrication process. In the presented adaptive method, a deformable(More)