Yu, G., Li, H. and Walker, D.D. (2011) Removal of Mid Spatial-Frequency Features in Mirror Segments. Journal of the European Optical Society: Rapid Publications, 6 (ARTN 1). ISSN 1990-2573

BoX™ grinding technology has been adopted in our E-ELT segment process. The mid-spatial frequency features generated can be removed by several ‘smoothing’ processes. We have reported here a novel method that can smooth these features whilst avoiding edge down-turn. This process can be scaled up to E-ELT segment fabrication time-scale. It has been experimentally demonstrated that the surface quality is good enough for subsequent Zeeko form correction technology to achieve form specifications

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