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Optical Engineering

Aspheric and freeform surfaces metrology with software configurable optical test system: a computerized reverse Hartmann test
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Paper Abstract

A software configurable optical test system (SCOTS) based on deflectometry was developed at the University of Arizona for rapidly, robustly, and accurately measuring precision aspheric and freeform surfaces. SCOTS uses a camera with an external stop to realize a Hartmann test in reverse. With the external camera stop as the reference, a coordinate measuring machine can be used to calibrate the SCOTS test geometry to a high accuracy. Systematic errors from the camera are carefully investigated and controlled. Camera pupil imaging aberration is removed with the external aperture stop. Imaging aberration and other inherent errors are suppressed with an N-rotation test. The performance of the SCOTS test is demonstrated with the measurement results from a 5-m-diameter Large Synoptic Survey Telescope tertiary mirror and an 8.4-m diameter Giant Magellan Telescope primary mirror. The results show that SCOTS can be used as a large-dynamic-range, high-precision, and non-null test method for precision aspheric and freeform surfaces. The SCOTS test can achieve measurement accuracy comparable to traditional interferometric tests.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 December 2013
PDF: 11 pages
Opt. Eng. 53(3) 031305 doi: 10.1117/1.OE.53.3.031305
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 53, Issue 3
Show Author Affiliations
Peng Su, College of Optical Sciences, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Manal Khreishi, College of Optical Sciences, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Tianquan Su, College of Optical Sciences, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Run Huang, College of Optical Sciences, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Margaret Z. Dominguez, College of Optical Sciences, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Alejandro V. Maldonado, College of Optical Sciences, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Guillaume P. Butel, College of Optical Sciences, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Yuhao Wang, College of Optical Sciences, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Robert E. Parks, 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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