An Approach to Smart Temperature Measurements on Advanced Materials for Optical Fabrication – Mr Vicente Rivas Santos
Vicente’s MSc individual presearch project (2014-2015) within the Centre investigated temperature measurement methods for increasing the processing capability of an advanced optical fabrication process. The process known as Laser Assisted Plasma (LAP) is a system based on both plasma and laser energy beams that are combined at atmospheric pressure to etch silicon based materials and correct the surface figure error.
The LAP process was created to answer the need of the next generation of metre-scale ultra precision surfaces. To address this requirement, surface temperature methods, both contact and non contact were investigated in the context of locally increased surface temperatures.
This research was undertaken at Cranfield University under the supervision of Dr Renaud Jourdain.