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Measurements of wavefront distortions of optical radiation using a shadow method
Author(s): Vladimir I. Bredikhin; S. P. Kuznetsov
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Paper Abstract

The technique for measuring wave front distortions in optical elements by the shadow method is developed. Shadow pictures obtained for mutually perpendicular orientations of the Foucault knife-edge are the distributions of components of the gradient of the function describing the wave front relief, so that its shape can be restored by means of integration. An example of measurements of wave front distortions in large-scale optical KDP crystal elements employing the IAB 451 device is given.

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Date Published: 21 June 2004
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 5449, Eighth International Conference on Laser and Laser Information Technologies, (21 June 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.563105
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Vladimir I. Bredikhin, Institute of Applied Physics (Russia)
S. P. Kuznetsov, Institute of Applied Physics (Russia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5449:
Eighth International Conference on Laser and Laser Information Technologies
Vladislav Ya. Panchenko; Nikola V. Sabotinov, Editor(s)

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