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International Optical Design Conference
Jackson Hole, Wyoming United States
June 13-17, 2010
ISBN: 978-1-55752-893-3
Design and Analysis Considerations for Optical System Fabrication and Testing (ITuD)

Considerations for Selecting a Retrosphere in Interferometric Optical Testing of Objectives

J. Michael Rodgers

http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/IODC.2010.ITuD1


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Abstract

A retrosphere is a convenient element to use in interferometric optical tests, but can cause ambiguities in the interferogram due to Fresnel diffraction. This paper evaluates these effects and presents an alternative retroreflector design concept.

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OCIS Codes
(120.0120) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(220.0220) Optical design and fabrication : Optical design and fabrication
(220.4840) Optical design and fabrication : Testing

Citation
J. M. Rodgers, "Considerations for Selecting a Retrosphere in Interferometric Optical Testing of Objectives," in International Optical Design Conference and Optical Fabrication and Testing , OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2010), paper ITuD1.
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=IODC-2010-ITuD1

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