San Diego Convention Center
San Diego, California, United States
19 - 23 August 2018
Course (SC213)
Introduction to Interferometric Optical Testing
Monday 20 August 2018
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Member Price $425.00
Non-Member Price $480.00
Student Member Price $267.00
  • Course Level:
  • Introductory
  • CEU:
  • 0.4
This short course introduces the field of interferometric optical testing. Topics covered include basic interferometers for optical testing, and concepts of phase-shifting interferometry including error analysis. Long wavelength interferometry, testing of aspheric surfaces, measurement of surface microstructure, and the state-of-the-art of direct phase measurement interferometers are also discussed.
Learning Outcomes
  • explain the basic concepts of interferometric optical testing
  • describe the power, capabilities, and limitations of phase-shifting interferometry
  • describe techniques, advantages, and disadvantages of long-wavelength interferometry
  • compare different aspheric testing techniques
  • list capabilities and techniques for measuring surface microstructure
  • describe the current state-of-the-art of direct phase measurement interferometers
Engineers, scientists, and managers who need to understand the basic concepts of interferometric optical testing.
About the
James C. Wyant is Professor of Optical Sciences at the University of Arizona. He is currrently Chairman of the Board of 4D Technology. He was a founder of the WYKO Corporation and served as its president from 1984 to 1997. Dr. Wyant was the 1986 President of SPIE.
COURSE PRICE INCLUDES the text Field Guide to Interferometric Optical Testing (SPIE Press, 2006) by Eric P. Goodman and James C. Wyant.
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