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Optical Engineering

Optical Testing Of Off-Axis Parabolic Segments Without Auxiliary Optical Elements
Author(s): Aden B. Meinel; Marjorie P. Meinel
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Paper Abstract

The traditional optical test for an off-axis segment of a parabolic mirror utilizes an autocollimation flat and requires considerable test-bay space. We describe several other test configurations that will minimize space requirements. One method involves a null corrector, and three others require no auxiliary test optics. Combinations of the methods described will be useful in providing full independent evaluation of the figure of the segment under test.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 January 1989
PDF: 5 pages
Opt. Eng. 28(1) 280171 doi: 10.1117/12.7976904
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 28, Issue 1
Show Author Affiliations
Aden B. Meinel, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Marjorie P. Meinel, California Institute of Technology (United States)


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