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Off-axis method of testing convex surfaces that utilizes optics of aperture smaller than that of the surface under test
Author(s): Rick Dale Blakley
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Paper Abstract

An interferometric test is described that allows the testing of a convex surface from its reflective side with conjugate off-axis light beams. The apertures of the auxiliary optics are smaller than that of the surface under test. A method of centering the convex surface in the testing beams is presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 July 2000
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4003, Optical Design, Materials, Fabrication, and Maintenance, (20 July 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.391499
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Rick Dale Blakley, M3 Engineering & Technology Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4003:
Optical Design, Materials, Fabrication, and Maintenance
Philippe Dierickx, Editor(s)

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