1 May 2010 Schmidt-like corrector plate for cylindrical optics
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Abstract
We report initial results on designing and manufacturing a Schmidt-like corrector plate for a commercial off-the-shelf cylindrical lens, eliminating the cylindrical equivalent of its spherical aberration. The corrector is made by figuring the correction profile onto a precision glass window, which is subsequently aligned to the cylindrical lens. We have successfully fabricated the first plate and applied it in an interferometric test of a near-cylinder optic. The interferometric data from before and after applying the corrector demonstrates that the modified optic produces a cylindrical test wavefront with <1λ P-V of residual error at 632.8 nm, a >25× reduction compared to the uncorrected case.
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Patrick J. Reardon, Fei Liu, Joseph M. Geary, "Schmidt-like corrector plate for cylindrical optics," Optical Engineering 49(5), 053002 (1 May 2010). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.3421652 . Submission:
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