The principle and the alignment aberration functions are described for an axicon-type test interferometer for measuring cylindrical mantle surfaces. Additionally, we show that the derived systematic alignment functions fulfill for reasonably small misalignments the requirements for measurements in the range of approximately 1/100 of a fringe. We verify this with optical path-length calculations, using ray tracing.
© 1997 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: September 10, 1996
Revised Manuscript: October 25, 1996
Published: May 1, 1997
Norbert Lindlein, Roland Schreiner, Sven Brinkmann, Thomas Dresel, and Johannes Schwider, "Axicon-type test interferometer for cylindrical surfaces: systematic error assessment," Appl. Opt. 36, 2791-2795 (1997)