Learn about the keys and best practices for manufacturing freeform and conformal geometries to ensure the greatest chance of meeting the required tolerances.
Find out the different optical design factors that need to be considered in order to ensure manufacturability.
Gain an understanding of the different fixture methods and designs and how they play an important role in the manufacturing process.
Read about the importance of error map alignment when making figure corrections, as well as why edge quality plays a critical role in preventing the failure of the optic.
Franciscus Wolfs, James Ross, Kyle Wood, Joshua Hamel, "Successful Freeform and Conformal Window Manufacturing," Proc. SPIE 12518, Window and Dome Technologies and Materials XVII , 1251807 (13 June 2023);