5 February 1993 Vector formulation for Ronchi shear surface fitting
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Ronchi interferometry is an optical testing technique similar to shearing interferometry. A coherent wavefront is interfered with a sheared form of itself by placing a periodic grating at, or near, the focus of an optical system. The resultant interference pattern contains information about the wavefront's slope in a direction perpendicular to the grating structure. The wavefront can be reconstructed from two orthogonal slope data sets via the process of sampling, ordering, and fitting. This paper develops a linear-algebra vector notation model of the interferogram sampling and fitting process.
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David J. Fischer, David J. Fischer, H. Philip Stahl, H. Philip Stahl, "Vector formulation for Ronchi shear surface fitting", Proc. SPIE 1755, Interferometry: Techniques and Analysis, (5 February 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.140774; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.140774
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