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  • Vol. 41, Iss. 19 — Jul. 1, 2002
  • pp: 3886–3889

Focus retrocollimated interferometry for focal-length measurements

Yang Xiang  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 41, Issue 19, pp. 3886-3889 (2002)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.41.003886


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Abstract

Focus retrocollimated interferometry is developed for the measurement of focal lengths of optical lenses and systems, and achievable accuracy is discussed. It is shown that this method can be used to measure both short and long focal lengths simply and with high accuracy.

© 2002 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
(120.4640) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Optical instruments
(120.4800) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Optical standards and testing

History
Original Manuscript: July 13, 2001
Revised Manuscript: February 4, 2002
Published: July 1, 2002

Citation
Yang Xiang, "Focus retrocollimated interferometry for focal-length measurements," Appl. Opt. 41, 3886-3889 (2002)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-41-19-3886


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