25 December 1979 Special Applications Of The Point-Diffraction Interferometer
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The basic principles of operation of the point-diffraction interferometer are briefly discussed. Properties of this interferometer such as formation of the reference wavefront at the image (allowing its use in a single-pass mode) and relative insensitivity to vibration make it especially convenient for testing large complex optical systems in situ. Examples of such kinds of tests are described.
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Raymond N. Smartt, Raymond N. Smartt, } "Special Applications Of The Point-Diffraction Interferometer", Proc. SPIE 0192, Interferometry, (25 December 1979); doi: 10.1117/12.957834; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.957834


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