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  • Vol. 23, Iss. 12 — Jun. 15, 1984
  • pp: 1921–1930

Subaperature optical system testing

James E. Negro  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 23, Issue 12, pp. 1921-1930 (1984)

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Full aperture optical system wave-front accuracy obtainable from single or. multiple subaperture wave-front measurements is analytically determined and illustrated with numerical examples. Insight gained from the analytic derivation and confirmed by the examples shows the effect of subaperture size, placement, and accuracy. The analysis also demonstrates that accurate full aperture aberrations (except tilt) can be estimated even with large uncertainty in relative subaperture tilt.

© 1984 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: January 6, 1984
Published: June 15, 1984

James E. Negro, "Subaperature optical system testing," Appl. Opt. 23, 1921-1930 (1984)

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  1. J. G. Thunen, O. Y. Kwon, “Full Aperture Testing With Subaperture,” Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 351, 19 (1983).
  2. O. Y. Kwon, J. G. Thunen, “LODE: Subaperture Optical Testing,” LMSC D811929, 6Nov.1981.
  3. P. S. Maybeck, Stochastic Models, Estimation and Control, Vol. 1 (Academic, New York, 1979).

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