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  • Vol. 24, Iss. 16 — Aug. 15, 1985
  • pp: 2690–2695

Analysis of the basic statistical properties of randomly rough curved surfaces by shearing interferometry

Ivan Ohlidal and Karel Navratil  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 24, Issue 16, pp. 2690-2695 (1985)

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Shearing interferometry is employed for the analysis of basic statistical properties of rough curved surfaces. Using this method the root-mean-square values (standard deviations) of heights and slopes of the surface irregularities are determined. Moreover, autocorrelation lengths and functions of the surfaces mentioned are evaluated. A statistical analysis of randomly rough parabolic mirror collimators is performed by the method presented.

© 1985 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: April 11, 1985
Published: August 15, 1985

Ivan Ohlidal and Karel Navratil, "Analysis of the basic statistical properties of randomly rough curved surfaces by shearing interferometry," Appl. Opt. 24, 2690-2695 (1985)

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