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Optical Fabrication and Testing
Rochester, New York United States
October 21-24, 2008
ISBN: 978-1-55752-861-2
Keynote Session on Mid-Spatial Frequencies and PSD (OTuA)

Specification and Control of Mid-Spatial Frequency Wavefront Errors in Optical Systems

David Aikens, Jessica E. DeGroote, and Richard N. Youngworth


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An introduction to the specification and tolerancing of Mid-spatial frequency (MSF) ripple or waviness. This includes a derivation of spatial frequency bands of interest, specifications methods and notations, and relative amplitudes for typical manufacturing processes.

© 2008 The Optical Society

OCIS Codes
(080.0080) Geometric optics : Geometric optics
(350.0350) Other areas of optics : Other areas of optics
(350.4800) Other areas of optics : Optical standards and testing
(080.2208) Geometric optics : Fabrication, tolerancing

D. Aikens, J. E. DeGroote, and R. N. Youngworth, "Specification and Control of Mid-Spatial Frequency Wavefront Errors in Optical Systems," in Frontiers in Optics 2008/Laser Science XXIV/Plasmonics and Metamaterials/Optical Fabrication and Testing, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper OTuA1.

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