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Traceable measurements with wavefront sensors
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Paper Abstract

Wavefront sensors, particularly those of the Hartmann-Shack type are now available in commercial form from several manufacturers. They have found increasing use in medical and industrial applications and, for consistent measurements over a range of instruments and measurement situations, traceability of measurement is essential. We have investigated the use of simple artefacts such as an optical plate and a plano-convex lens, used with a point source, to generate prescribed values of optical aberration. Measured values obtained with Hartmann-Shack sensors are verified by comparison with calculated results and measurement by other means.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 October 2005
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 5965, Optical Fabrication, Testing, and Metrology II, 596516 (19 October 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.625214
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S. D. Knox, National Physical Lab. (United Kingdom)
S. R.G. Hall, National Physical Lab. (United Kingdom)
R. F. Stevens, National Physical Lab. (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5965:
Optical Fabrication, Testing, and Metrology II
Angela Duparré; Roland Geyl; Lingli Wang, Editor(s)

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