The Hartmann test has been used with great success to determine figuring errors in large aspherical concave surfaces for telescope mirrors. Here, a mathematical model is presented that allows us to compute the optimum geometrical parameters for this test. It is assumed that the light source is placed near the center of curvature.
© 1983 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: April 2, 1983
Published: December 15, 1983
A. Morales and D. Malacara, "Geometrical parameters in the Hartmann test of aspherical mirrors," Appl. Opt. 22, 3957-3959 (1983)