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Interferometry Of Full Spheres: Experimental Validation
Author(s): George N. Lawrence; Robert D. Day
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Paper Abstract

This report describes recent research in application of interferometry to measurement of the aberrations of full spheres using an extension of subaperture testing theory. Theoretical and numerical studies have substantiated the method. Experimental validation has been done by comparison with mechanical roundness traces. Direct comparison is impossible because both methods suffer from misalignment errors. In this paper, a data reduction technique is developed for the mechanical roundness traces and comparison is made of the reduced data from both methods.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 January 1987
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 0818, Current Developments in Optical Engineering II, (1 January 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.978913
Show Author Affiliations
George N. Lawrence, University of Arizona (United States)
Robert D. Day, Los Alamos National Laboratory (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0818:
Current Developments in Optical Engineering II
Robert E. Fischer; Warren J. Smith, Editor(s)

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