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19 July 2010 Optical testing of aspheres based on photochromic computer-generated holograms
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Aspherical optics are widely used in modern optical telescopes and instrumentation because of their ability to reduce aberrations with a simple optical system. Testing their optical quality through null interferometry is not trivial as reference optics are not available. Computer-Generated Holograms (CGHs) are efficient devices that allow to generate a well-defined optical wavefront. We developed rewritable Computer Generated Holograms for the interferometric test of aspheres based on photochromic layers. These photochromic holograms are cost-effective and the method of production does not need any post exposure process.
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Giorgio Pariani, Andrea Bianco, Chiara Bertarelli, Paolo Spanó, and Emilio Molinari "Optical testing of aspheres based on photochromic computer-generated holograms", Proc. SPIE 7739, Modern Technologies in Space- and Ground-based Telescopes and Instrumentation, 77390V (19 July 2010); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.857229
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