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Optical Engineering

Analyzing optics test data on rectangular apertures using 2-D Chebyshev polynomials
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Paper Abstract

We use the two-dimensional Chebyshev polynomials as the basis for decomposition of test data over rectangular apertures, particularly for anamorphic optics. This includes simple optics such as cylindrical lenses and mirrors as well as complex optics, such as aspheric cylindrical optics. The new basis set is strictly orthogonal over rectangles of arbitrary aspect ratio and they correspond well with the aberrations of systems containing such type of optics. An example is given that applies the new basis set to study the surface figure error of a cylindrical Schmidt corrector plate. It is not only an excellent fitting basis but also can be used to flag misalignment errors that are critical to fabrication.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 2011
PDF: 9 pages
Opt. Eng. 50(4) 043609 doi: 10.1117/1.3569692
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 50, Issue 4
Show Author Affiliations
Fei Liu, The Univ. of Alabama in Huntsville (United States)
Brian M. Robinson, The Univ. of Alabama in Huntsville (United States)
Patrick Reardon, The Univ. of Alabama in Huntsville (United States)
Joseph M. Geary, The Univ. of Alabama in Huntsville (United States)


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