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SCOTS: a useful tool for specifying and testing optics in slope space
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Paper Abstract

When defining surface irregularities more often than not it is useful to represent these as slope errors rather than surface errors. However, surface error specifications are more commonly used even though they do not accurately represent performance but simply physical characteristics. An example of slope measurement technique and specification is a method developed by the University of Arizona called SCOTS (Software Configurable Optical Test System) which has showed to be accurate, while very fast and easy to setup. It directly measures the transverse ray aberration/slope of an optical system using transmission deflectometry.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 September 2012
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8493, Interferometry XVI: Techniques and Analysis, 84931D (13 September 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.931112
Show Author Affiliations
Margaret Z. Dominguez, College of Optical Sciences, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
John Armstrong, College of Optical Sciences, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Peng Su, College of Optical Sciences, The Univ. of Arizona (United States)
Robert E. Parks, 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. 8493:
Interferometry XVI: Techniques and Analysis
Joanna Schmit; Katherine Creath; Catherine E. Towers; Jan Burke, Editor(s)

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