1 March 2006 Self-calibration for microrefractive lens measurements
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Optical Engineering, 45(3), 033603 (2006). doi:10.1117/1.2181982
Abstract
The self-calibration test known as the random ball test (RBT) is adapted and applied to instrument calibration for measurements of microrefractive lens figure error. The RBT exploits the symmetry properties of a microsphere, resulting in a low-uncertainty estimate of the instrument biases. One hundred surface patches on a 1-mm-diam steel sphere are imaged by commercial instruments then averaged together in software to determine the instrument bias for a 500-µm radius of curvature test piece. The results show biases on the order of a few hundred nanometers peak-to-valley for a scanning white light interferometer and a Twyman-Green interferometer.
Neil W. Gardner, Angela D. Davies, "Self-calibration for microrefractive lens measurements," Optical Engineering 45(3), 033603 (1 March 2006). http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.2181982
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Calibration

Optical spheres

Interferometers

Error analysis

Interferometry

Monochromatic aberrations

Optical engineering

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