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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 19, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 1980
  • pp: 1634–1638

Null testing in a modified scatterplate interferometer

Lawrence F. Rubin  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 19, Issue 10, pp. 1634-1638 (1980)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.19.001634


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Abstract

By using the scatterplate interferometer in a noncommon path mode, it becomes possible to cancel test aberration. The techniques for fabricating such a scatterplate are very similar to those found in holographic interferometry. A null test of a 20-cm diam, f/3 parabola is described.

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History
Original Manuscript: October 3, 1979
Published: May 15, 1980

Citation
Lawrence F. Rubin, "Null testing in a modified scatterplate interferometer," Appl. Opt. 19, 1634-1638 (1980)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-19-10-1634


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