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Applicability of rotationally sheering interferometers to the testing of the optical systems without rotational symmetry
Author(s): Marija S. Scholl
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Paper Abstract

A rotationally shearing interferometer may be used for a detection of wavefront asymmetry, even when it is very small. We derive the analytical expressions demonstrating that the asymmetrical part of the wavefront aberration function may indeed be detected using a rotationally shearing interferometer. The aberration coefficients up to the fourth order in the radial coordinate may be found using the rotationally shearing interferometer. The method of rotationally shearing interferometry is shown to be particularly suitable for the characterization of the asymmetrical optical systems.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 October 1996
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2817, Infrared Spaceborne Remote Sensing IV, (21 October 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.255197
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Marija S. Scholl, Ctr. de Investigaciones en Optica (Mexico)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2817:
Infrared Spaceborne Remote Sensing IV
Marija S. Scholl; Bjorn F. Andresen, Editor(s)

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