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Optical Engineering

Real Time Interferogram Simulation
Author(s): Joseph M. Geary; D. Holmes
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Paper Abstract

An electronic analog device has been constructed which displays synthesized interferograms on a cathode-ray tube (CRT) for real time viewing. First- and third-order aberrations are generated individually or in combination. The exact amount of each aberration (in waves) appearing in the simulated interferogram is also displayed. A radial line cursor adjustable over 360 degrees in the artificial exit pupil provides profile information about the wavefront along the vector. A 3-D presentation of the wavefront is also included.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 February 1979
PDF: 7 pages
Opt. Eng. 18(1) 180139 doi: 10.1117/12.7972317
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 18, Issue 1
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Joseph M. Geary, Air Force Weapons Laboratory (United States)
D. Holmes, Air Force Weapons Laboratory (United States)


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