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  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 45, Iss. 10 — Apr. 1, 2006
  • pp: 2280–2286

Lattice design for subaperture stitching test of a concave paraboloid surface

Shanyong Chen, Shengyi Li, Yifan Dai, and Ziwen Zheng  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 45, Issue 10, pp. 2280-2286 (2006)

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Lattice design is subtle and complicated for the subaperture stitching test of aspheric surfaces. Methods are described in this paper for the collection and arrangement of subapertures, and calculation of the best-fit sphere for each subaperture. The best-fit sphere is determined by minimizing the mean-square aspheric deviations in the form of a surface integral. Finally, a numerical example is given to illustrate the procedure, and also to verify the validity of our proposed methods.

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OCIS Codes
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(120.4630) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Optical inspection
(220.4840) Optical design and fabrication : Testing

ToC Category:
Optical Design and Fabrication

Original Manuscript: June 8, 2005
Revised Manuscript: August 1, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: August 5, 2005

Shanyong Chen, Shengyi Li, Yifan Dai, and Ziwen Zheng, "Lattice design for subaperture stitching test of a concave paraboloid surface," Appl. Opt. 45, 2280-2286 (2006)

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