Mid Spatial Frequency (MSF) Error Surface Smoothing
Eliminating errors is a central tenet of optical innovation. Small tool polishers tend to leave residual mid-spatial frequency (MSF) errors on surfaces which can lead to blurring or even scattering of light. Even small scattering angles can be detrimental to optical performance and needs a solution.
Small tool polishers leave residual MSF errors on surfaces that in an imaging system can create blur or small angles of scatter.
We deliver an iterative smoothing process to reduce MSF errors and are currently developing a robotic machine learning solution that can be used on freeform surfaces.
If you can't measure it, you can’t make it: the importance of metrology in optics fabrication Optimax’s 30 year history
This paper briefly tells the story of the importance of metrology in optics fabrication at Optimax, and highlights Wyko and Jim Wyant’s contribution to early Optimax success.
Smoothing Mid-spatial Frequency (MSF) Errors on Freeform Optics with an Algorithm-based Robotic Platform Utilizing Deflectometry Input
Optimax has developed the HERMES (High-End Robotic MSF Elimination System) a robotic platform that uses a machine learning algorithm to smooth parts. Results indicate that HERMES fared well compared to …