Stitching Interferometry is now commonplace in Large Optics workshops. However, this technique is far more difficult
to implement than might appear at first sight. More precisely, because stitching involves multiple overlapping
measurements, there is huge potential for measurement error amplification. And, because there is usually no element of
comparison, finding and correcting error sources is usually tricky. This has brought us to develop error detection and/or
correction tools in our Stitching Software, two of which will be discussed and graphically illustrated here:
First: Environment stability analysis, including computation of stitching measurements probable fluctuations. This requires
no mechanical stage, and can therefore be performed as a preliminary test.
Second: Calibration error is often a limiting factor. We have solved this issue, for the 1D case, using the same hardware
as that used by the stitching process, and requiring no handling of the component. The 2D case is currently being developed.
In this paper, we show results obtained from real measurements performed at Customers' facilities: The graphical
stability outputs are very instructive, and the self-calibration technique performs remarkably well.