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An improved gradient-integral method with hybrid iteration for surface measurement of free-form large astronomical mirrors
Author(s): Suodong Ma; Bo Li; Yan Wang; Wenbao Song; Weimin Shen
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Paper Abstract

Due to its excellent performance, free-form large astronomical mirrors are playing an important role in astronomical optical telescope. Compared with traditional simple astronomical mirrors, the manufacture and the testing for such kind of mirrors are more complex and difficult since the influence of surface characteristics. In recent years, a gradientsensing technique based on fringe reflection (FR) is becoming a powerful tool for free-form large astronomical mirror testing owing to its advantages of high accuracy, fast speed, large dynamic range, etc. As an important part of FR, shape integration based on gradient information straightforwardly affects the accuracy of surface reconstruction. To overcome some problems of the existing shape integration methods, e.g. high-frequency information easily missing in Fourier integral method, a high sampling rate requirement in directly linear least-squares integral method based on Southwell’s model, etc., an improved shape-integral algorithm with hybrid iteration for surface reconstruction under sparse sampling considering the features of free-form large astronomical mirrors is proposed in this paper. Simulation results demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed method.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 September 2014
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 9282, 7th International Symposium on Advanced Optical Manufacturing and Testing Technologies: Optical Test and Measurement Technology and Equipment, 928216 (18 September 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2068285
Show Author Affiliations
Suodong Ma, Soochow Univ. (China)
Bo Li, Nanjing Institute of Astronomical Optics & Technology (China)
Yan Wang, Soochow Univ. (China)
Wenbao Song, Soochow Univ. (China)
Weimin Shen, Soochow Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9282:
7th International Symposium on Advanced Optical Manufacturing and Testing Technologies: Optical Test and Measurement Technology and Equipment
Yudong Zhang; Wei Gao, Editor(s)

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