Article | October 16, 2023

Surface Quality Standards For Optical Filters

Source: Alluxa, Inc.

Surface quality specifications establish the acceptable flaws on coated or uncoated surfaces of optical components, influencing their performance. Various standards, such as military guidelines like MIL-PRF-13830B, define criteria like scratch-dig specifications (e.g., 60-40 indicating maximum scratch width). Proper specification of these standards is vital for balancing performance and cost; overly stringent standards or labor-intensive criteria can inflate expenses and affect yield.

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