27 May 1982 Application Of Interferometry To Optical Components And Systems Evaluation
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Proceedings Volume 0330, Optical Systems Engineering II; (1982); doi: 10.1117/12.934258
Event: 1982 Los Angeles Technical Symposium, 1982, Los Angeles, United States
Abstract
Interferometry provides opticians and lens designers with the ability to evaluate optical components and systems quantitatively. A variety of interferometers and interferometric test procedures have evolved over the past several decades. This evolution has stimulated an ever-increasing amount of interest in using a new generation of instrumentation and computer software for solving cost and schedule problems both in the shop and at field test sites. Optical engineers and their customers continue to gain confidence in their abilities to perform several operations such as assure component quality, analyze and optimize lens assemblies, and accurately predict end-item performance. In this paper, a set of typical test situations are addressed and some standard instrumentation is described, as a means of illustrating the special advantages of interferometric testing. Emphasis will be placed on the proper application of currently available hardware and some of the latest proven techniques.
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Joseph B. Houston, "Application Of Interferometry To Optical Components And Systems Evaluation", Proc. SPIE 0330, Optical Systems Engineering II, (27 May 1982); doi: 10.1117/12.934258; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.934258
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Interferometers

Interferometry

Optical testing

Optical components

Wavefronts

Fringe analysis

Optical systems engineering

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