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  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 45, Iss. 19 — Jul. 1, 2006
  • pp: 4652–4657

Threshold algorithm to recover the deformation of optical surfaces

Porfirio Nanco-Hernández, Carlos I. Robledo-Sánchez, Rosa García-Olivares, Gustavo Rodríguez-Zurita, and Víctor I. Moreno-Oliva  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 45, Issue 19, pp. 4652-4657 (2006)

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The global optimization threshold algorithm is reported to obtain the deformations of an optical surface. The advantage of these types of algorithm is that they can be solved for the correlation problem presented in Seidel polynomials. We obtain the 2D deformations of a surface test with the transversal aberration along one direction only. In order to apply this algorithm we used exact ray tracing to simulate the transversal aberration adapting the same mathematical theory for the Ronchi test. The error obtained in sagitta recovering deformation was 1   μm .

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OCIS Codes
(080.1010) Geometric optics : Aberrations (global)
(120.4610) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Optical fabrication
(220.4840) Optical design and fabrication : Testing

Original Manuscript: September 6, 2005
Revised Manuscript: November 21, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: November 25, 2005

Porfirio Nanco-Hernández, Carlos I. Robledo-Sánchez, Rosa García-Olivares, Gustavo Rodríguez-Zurita, and Víctor I. Moreno-Oliva, "Threshold algorithm to recover the deformation of optical surfaces," Appl. Opt. 45, 4652-4657 (2006)

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