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  • Vol. 22, Iss. 24 — Dec. 15, 1983
  • pp: 3957–3959

Geometrical parameters in the Hartmann test of aspherical mirrors

A. Morales and D. Malacara  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 22, Issue 24, pp. 3957-3959 (1983)

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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)

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  1. I. Ghozeil, in Optical Shop Testing, D. Malacara, Ed. (Wiley, New York, 1978), Chap. 10.
  2. I. Ghozeil, J. E. Simmons, Appl. Opt. 13, 1773 (1974). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  3. E. A. Vitrichenko, Sov. Astron. 20, No 3, 373 (1976).
  4. D. Malacara, Ed., Optical Shop Testing (Wiley, New York, 1978), Appendix 1.

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