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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 27, Iss. 24 — Dec. 15, 1988
  • pp: 5160–5164

Testing optics by experimental ray tracing with a lateral effect photodiode

Gerd Häusler and Gerhard Schneider  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 27, Issue 24, pp. 5160-5164 (1988)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.27.005160


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Abstract

We demonstrate a method for testing optics (spherical and aspheric) and other reflecting or transmitting objects. We call this experimental ray tracing. A laser beam is sent through the sample, and its propagation is determined with a lateral effect photodiode. A modified Hartmann test can be performed by measurement of beam location within two planes. Measurement in one plane close to the focus delivers a spot diagram. The method is well suited for testing even strong aspheric optics. As a further use we demonstrate 3-D shape measurement of nonplanar glass plates, e.g., car windshields.

© 1988 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: March 21, 1988
Published: December 15, 1988

Citation
Gerd Häusler and Gerhard Schneider, "Testing optics by experimental ray tracing with a lateral effect photodiode," Appl. Opt. 27, 5160-5164 (1988)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-27-24-5160

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