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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 40, Iss. 34 — Dec. 1, 2001
  • pp: 6210–6214

Focus retrocollimated interferometry for long-radius-of-curvature measurement

Yang Xiang  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 40, Issue 34, pp. 6210-6214 (2001)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.40.006210


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Abstract

Focus retrocollimated interferometry is described for measuring long radius of curvature (⩾1 m), and achievable accuracy is discussed. It is shown that this method can be applied to both concave and convex spherical surfaces and can provide measurement to accuracy of 0.01–0.1%.

© 2001 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(120.0120) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(120.3940) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Metrology
(120.4290) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Nondestructive testing

History
Original Manuscript: September 21, 2000
Revised Manuscript: June 21, 2001
Published: December 1, 2001

Citation
Yang Xiang, "Focus retrocollimated interferometry for long-radius-of-curvature measurement," Appl. Opt. 40, 6210-6214 (2001)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-40-34-6210

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