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Optical Engineering

Shearing Plate Optical Alignment
Author(s): Fred M. Dickey; T. Mark Harder
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Paper Abstract

The use of a shearing plate provides a simple and convenient technique for the alignment of optical collimating systems. A quantitative analysis of this technique is outlined. The effects of optical system aberrations are discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 June 1978
PDF: 4 pages
Opt. Eng. 17(3) doi: 10.1117/12.7972231
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 17, Issue 3
Show Author Affiliations
Fred M. Dickey, Boeing Wichita Company (United States)
T. Mark Harder, Boeing Wichita Company (United States)


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