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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 13 — May. 1, 1997
  • pp: 2791–2795

Axicon-type test interferometer for cylindrical surfaces: systematic error assessment

Norbert Lindlein, Roland Schreiner, Sven Brinkmann, Thomas Dresel, and Johannes Schwider  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 36, Issue 13, pp. 2791-2795 (1997)

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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)

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