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Centering steep aspheric surfaces
Author(s): Robert E. Parks
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Paper Abstract

We describe a method of finding the optical axis of an aspheric surface by looking at an annulus of the surface as the surface is rotated in azimuth. The method uses either an autostigmatic microscope or an interferometer to view the annulus. Distinctive features of the reflected spot movement, or the changes in Zernike coefficients found with interferometry while the surface is rotated in azimuth permits the separation of decenter from tilt. The method appears to be suitable for use with any aspheric surface.

Paper Details

Date Published: 16 October 2017
PDF: 13 pages
Proc. SPIE 10448, Optifab 2017, 104481G (16 October 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2279770
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Robert E. Parks, Optical Perspectives Group, LLC (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10448:
Optifab 2017
Julie L. Bentley; Sebastian Stoebenau, Editor(s)

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