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Specification of the surface figure and finish of optical elements in terms of system performance
Author(s): Eugene L. Church; Peter Z. Takacs
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes methods of predicting the degradation of the performance of a simple imaging system in terms of the statistics of the shape errors of the focussing element, and conversely, of specifying those statistics in terms of requirements on image quality. Results are illustrated for normal-incidence x-ray mirrors having figure errors plus conventional and/or fractal finish errors.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 January 1993
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 1781, Specification and Measurement of Optical Systems, (1 January 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.140999
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Eugene L. Church, U.S. Army Research & Development Command (United States)
Peter Z. Takacs, Brookhaven National Lab. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1781:
Specification and Measurement of Optical Systems

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