25 September 1997 First-order thermo-optical and optomechanical wavefront error analysis
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Temperature changes in optical elements, alone and in combination with material inhomogenieties, will cause shape and refractive index changes that add wavefront errors (WFEs) to high performance optical systems. After a brief discussion relating system performance to system WFE, we show how WFEs combine to give system WFE estimates, and derive some simple algebraic formulas for use in estimating WFEs for selected thermo-optical effects.
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Nelson W. Wallace, Mark A. Kahan, "First-order thermo-optical and optomechanical wavefront error analysis", Proc. SPIE 3130, Lens Design, Illumination, and Optomechanical Modeling, (25 September 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.284052; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.284052

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