The Center for Freeform Optics
An Industry/University Cooperative Research Center

Diamond Milling of IR Materials

Joseph Owen, Matt Davies, and Thomas J. Suleski

In the proceedings of Optical Design and Fabrication 2017 (Freeform, IODC, OFT)

We review the use of multi-axis milling as a method for manufacturing freeform optics in brittle materials. Implementing this technology requires understanding of material behavior and error correction/minimization. Several examples with infrared applications are discussed.