The Point Source Microscope (PSM) is used to align optical systems containing aspheres by defining the location of the focus relative to mechanical datums while reducing aberrations by tilting and decentering the aspheres.
© 2005 Optical Society of America
(120.3930) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Metrological instrumentation
(220.1140) Optical design and fabrication : Alignment
(220.1250) Optical design and fabrication : Aspherics
(220.4840) Optical design and fabrication : Testing
(220.4880) Optical design and fabrication : Optomechanics
R. E. Parks and W. P. Kuhn, "Aligning Optical Systems Containing Aspheres with the PSM," in Frontiers in Optics, OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper FTuE5.