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  • Vol. 44, Iss. 15 — May. 20, 2005
  • pp: 2970–2977

Simultaneous characterization of the quality and orientation of cylindrical lens surfaces

Klaus Mantel, Norbert Lindlein, and Johannes Schwider  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 44, Issue 15, pp. 2970-2977 (2005)

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A diffractive grazing-incidence interferometer for the test of cylindrical lenses is described. Besides surface aberrations from the ideal shape, the interferometer allows for the simultaneous determination of the relative position and orientation of surfaces to another. The measurement principle as well as a classification of deviation types is given. Measurement results for planar concave lenses are presented.

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OCIS Codes
(120.0120) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(120.4800) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Optical standards and testing
(120.6650) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Surface measurements, figure
(220.4840) Optical design and fabrication : Testing

Original Manuscript: August 6, 2004
Revised Manuscript: December 14, 2004
Manuscript Accepted: December 14, 2004
Published: May 20, 2005

Klaus Mantel, Norbert Lindlein, and Johannes Schwider, "Simultaneous characterization of the quality and orientation of cylindrical lens surfaces," Appl. Opt. 44, 2970-2977 (2005)

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