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Special Applications Of The Point-Diffraction Interferometer
Author(s): Raymond N. Smartt
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Paper Abstract

The basic principles of operation of the point-diffraction interferometer are briefly discussed. Properties of this interferometer such as formation of the reference wavefront at the image (allowing its use in a single-pass mode) and relative insensitivity to vibration make it especially convenient for testing large complex optical systems in situ. Examples of such kinds of tests are described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 December 1979
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0192, Interferometry, (25 December 1979); doi: 10.1117/12.957834
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Raymond N. Smartt, Sacramento Peak Observatory (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0192:
George W. Hopkins, Editor(s)

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