Optical Fabrication & Testing (CFT) (CFT 2002)

Venue: Doubletree Hotel at Reid Park

Location: Tucson, Arizona,

Event Date/Time: May 03, 2002 End Date/Time: May 05, 2002
Early Registration Date: May 06, 2002
Abstract Submission Date: Jan 28, 2002
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The focus of this meeting is on the recent advances and trends affecting the area of optical manufacturing. The emphasis on practical and applied research is crucial to our manufacturing constituent and shall be revitalized at the 2002 meeting. Research topics will also be discussed as a preview of future technologies.

Topics to be Considered;

Polishing and grinding process science
Automated fabrication and computer integrated manufacturing (CIM)
Large optics
Figure and finish metrology
Diamond turning
Optics for projection lithography
Education and training in optics fabrication
Surface finishing of optical crystals
Optics for high energy lasers
Aspheric fabrication and metrology
Subsurface damage metrology
Ion figuring and other vacuum removal processes
Novel fabrication techniques
Laser damage threshold
Optical accomplishments
Cost reduction / flow optimization accomplishments and techniques
Asphere fabrication equipment
Software aids to the optical industry - estimating, design, etc.
Interface information between fabrication/ metrology and coating, design, etc.
Workforce retention techniques
Space & cryogenic optics
Light-weight & flexible substrates
Water-jet cutting and removal processes
Injection molding
Stress lap technology
Rapid fabrication techniques
Sub-aperture lap polishing
Metrology - interferometry, holography, speckle, phase-measuring, spatial heterodyne & static fringe analysis
Absolute calibration - flats, spheres, windows, etc.
Diffractive null correctors
White light interferometry
Testing in adverse environments - vibration, atmosphere, cryogenic, vacuum, etc.
Surface profilometry - optical and scanning probe
Power spectral density, scatter, and BRDF
Ultrasonic cleaning of optical components
Contamination testing and control