Analog Correction of Quartz Resonator Angle of Cut.
DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY WASHINGTON DC
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The angle of cut of a quartz resonator blank is corrected by a photolytic etching technique whereby an intensity gradient of photon energy is developed across the surface crystal blank which is to be corrected. The intensity gradient is generated by means of a lens system located intermediate a photon source and the crystal blank the surface of which has been treated with a photolytic etchant. The lens system includes at least one lens having a region of variable transmissivity of photon energy so that the amount of photon energy impinging on the crystal determines the depth of surface erosion. Additionally, the etching operation is controlled by means of a programmed digital computer which controls the contour of the face being etched upon receiving feedback information from X-ray apparatus which examines and monitors the etching for providing closed-loop control. Author
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