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Testing an aspheric mirror based on phase measuring deflectometry
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Paper Abstract

A method based on basic phase measuring deflectometry is proposed for testing the aspherical mirror. The method uses a reference screen in two different distances from the mirror under test. The sinusoidal, intensity-modulated patterns generated by the computer are displayed on the LCD screen, and the camera observes the patterns reflected off the testing mirror. The observed pattern appears distorted depending on the shape of the mirror. Using the phase-shifting technique, the original ray of every image point and its corresponding deflected ray can be constructed. Their intersection points and the surface normal are obtained. Then the mirror surface is reconstructed with high accuracy by numerically integrating the surface normals. The proposed method is robust against noise and can test the mirror full field. In this work, the method is introduced, and computer simulation and experimental results are shown.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 October 2009
PDF: 5 pages
Opt. Eng. 48(10) 103603 doi: 10.1117/1.3250241
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 48, Issue 10
Show Author Affiliations
Wenchuan Zhao, Sichuan Univ. (China)
Xianyu Su, Sichuan Univ. (China)
Yuankun Liu, Sichuan Univ. (China)
Qican Zhang, Sichuan Univ. (China)

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