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  • Vol. 38, Iss. 34 — Dec. 1, 1999
  • pp: 7170–7170

Fabrication of Scatter-Plates with a High Degree of Flip Symmetry and a Controlled Pattern of Scattered Light

Jesús R. Moya-Cessa and J.E.A. Landgrave  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 38, Issue 34, pp. 7170-7170 (1999)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.38.007170


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Abstract

The authors describe a technique for recording scatter-plates. To achieve a high degree of flip symmetry, an interferometric technique to control the 180°-rotation within 1.3 seconds of arc was used. To obtain a nearly uniform spectrum for the scatter-plate, a holographic recording technique was devised. Several scatter-plates, corresponding to different ranges of surface f/#s, were recorded with these techniques. To avoid the need for future reconstruction of the recording set-up, a system for contact replication, in which the original scatter-plates were kept as masters, was developed.

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Jesús R. Moya-Cessa and J.E.A. Landgrave, "Fabrication of Scatter-Plates with a High Degree of Flip Symmetry and a Controlled Pattern of Scattered Light," Appl. Opt. 38, 7170-7170 (1999)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-38-34-7170


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