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Fizeau interferometer with spherical reference and CGH correction for measuring large convex aspheres
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Paper Abstract

Large, convex surfaces, such as secondary mirrors, have presented challenging metrology problems for many years. Over the years, new metrology approaches have been developed to keep pace with the ever changing definition of "large". The latest class of large secondary mirrors requires a new approach that is practical, scalable and can produce low uncertainty measurements. This paper presents a new configuration that uses a computer generated hologram based Fizeau interferometer to make sub-aperture measurements on large secondary mirrors. One of the key features of this system is that all of the surfaces used in the interferometer are spherical. Another key element is the ability to perform simultaneous phase shift interferometry which reduces sensitivity to vibration. An example system that is capable of measuring the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope secondary mirror is presented along with a sensitivity analysis.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 August 2009
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 7426, Optical Manufacturing and Testing VIII, 74260S (21 August 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.829053
Show Author Affiliations
M. B. Dubin, College of Optical Sciences, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
P. Su, College of Optical Sciences, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
James H. Burge, College of Optical Sciences, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7426:
Optical Manufacturing and Testing VIII
James H. Burge; Oliver W. Fähnle; Ray Williamson, Editor(s)

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