2 August 2010 Precision interferometry in less than ideal environments
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Interferometry can be extremely useful for testing optical components and optical systems as well as the metrology of many other components, such as the flatness and roughness of hard disk drive platters, the shape of magnetic recording heads and machined parts, and the deformations of diffuse surfaces. To make good use of interferometric data the data must be analyzed by a computer to determine if the surface shape is correct or not and if it is not correct what has to be done to correct it and how well the surface being evaluated will perform if it is not corrected. Until recently a major limitation of interferometry for precision metrology was the sensitivity to the environment.
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James C. Wyant, James C. Wyant, } "Precision interferometry in less than ideal environments", Proc. SPIE 7790, Interferometry XV: Techniques and Analysis, 77900J (2 August 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.863613; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.863613

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