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Influence of small deformation of optical element surfaces on optical system imaging quality
Author(s): Zbynek Melich; Radek Melich
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, the influence of surface micro-deformations of optical elements on an imaging quality of optical systems is studied. The discussed optical elements are made up of metal, glass or plastic material which are manufactured by a point machining (a turning operation), optical elements that are moulded from glass or plastic material and optical elements that are manufactured by classical technology, etc. The surface micro-deformations of optical elements surfaces are sources of optical aberrations which can decrease an imaging quality. As an imaging quality criterion of optical systems it is considered Strehl definition which describes in adequate way optical systems loaded by small aberrations. A detailed theoretical analysis of the influence of micro-deformations basic types on a value of the Strehl definition is introduced. New relations for a determination of acceptable optical elements micro-deformations are derived.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 April 2007
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 6609, 15th Czech-Polish-Slovak Conference on Wave and Quantum Aspects of Contemporary Optics, 66091F (12 April 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.739684
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Zbynek Melich, Institute of Plasma Physics (Czech Republic)
Radek Melich, Institute of Plasma Physics (Czech Republic)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6609:
15th Czech-Polish-Slovak Conference on Wave and Quantum Aspects of Contemporary Optics

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