NA 027

DIN Standards Committee Optics and Precision Mechanics


Optics and photonics - Preparation of drawings for optical elements and systems - Part 8: Surface texture(ISO 10110-8:2010)


This document specifies rules for the indication of the surface texture of optical elements, in the ISO 10110 series, which standardizes drawing indications for optical elements and systems. Surface texture is the characteristic of a surface that can be effectively described with statistical methods. Typically, surface texture is associated with high spatial frequency errors (roughness) and mid-spatial frequency errors (waviness). This document is primarily intended for the specification of polished optics. This document describes a method for characterizing the residual surface that is left after detrending by subtracting the surface form. The control of the surface form specified in ISO 10110-5, ISO 10110-12, and ISO 10110-19 is not specified in this document.



Planned document number

DIN ISO 10110-8

Project number


Responsible national committee

NA 027-01-02-02 AK - Technical drawings for optical elements and systems 

Responsible international committee

ISO/TC 172/SC 1/WG 2 - Preparation of drawings for optical elements and systems 

previous edition(s)

Optics and photonics - Preparation of drawings for optical elements and systems - Part 8: Surface texture; roughness and waviness (ISO 10110-8:2010)

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