Freeform Optics

Tayyab Suratwala | 20-ERD-003

Executive Summary

We are developing a capability for the fabrication of freeform laser optics that will enable novel designs providing increased functionality and performance at reduced size and weight. If successful, we will demonstrate the ability to proceed from design to fabrication of prototype optics for novel laser systems that support national security and defense applications.

Publications, Presentations, and Patents

T. Suratwala, J. Menapace, G. Tham, R. Steele, L. Wong, N. Ray, B. Bauman, M. Gregory, T. Hordin, “Effect of workpiece curvature on the tool influence function during hemispherical sub-aperture tool glass polishing,” Applied Optics 60(4) 1041-1050 (2021).

T. Suratwala, J. Menapace, R. Steele, L. Wong, G. Tham, N. Ray, B. Bauman, M. Gregory, T. Hordin, “Mechanisms influencing & prediction of tool influence function spots during hemispherical sub-aperture tool polishing on fused silica,” Applied Optics 60(1) 201-214 (2021).