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Optical Engineering

Swing-arm optical coordinate measuring machine: modal estimation of systematic errors from dual probe shear measurements
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Paper Abstract

The swing-arm optical coordinate measuring machine (SOC), a profilometer with a distance-measuring interferometric probe for in situ measurement of the topography of aspheric surfaces,has been used for measuring highly aspheric mirrors with a performance rivaling full aperture interferometric tests. Recently, we implemented a dual probe, self-calibration mode for the SOC. Data from the dual probes can be used to calibrate the swing-arm air bearing errors since both probes see the same bearing errors while measuring different portions of the test surface. Bearing errors are reconstructed from modal estimation of the sheared signal.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 April 2012
PDF: 8 pages
Opt. Eng. 51(4) 043604 doi: 10.1117/1.OE.51.4.043604
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 51, Issue 4
Show Author Affiliations
Peng Su, College of Optical Sciences, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Robert E. Parks, College of Optical Sciences, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Yuhao Wang, College of Optical Sciences, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Chang Jin Oh, College of Optical Sciences, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
James H. Burge, College of Optical Sciences, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)


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