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  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 46, Iss. 6 — Feb. 20, 2007
  • pp: 861–866

Accurate and precise optical testing with a differential Hartmann wavefront sensor

Thu-Lan Kelly, Peter J. Veitch, Aidan F. Brooks, and Jesper Munch  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 46, Issue 6, pp. 861-866 (2007)

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A novel differential Hartmann sensor is described. It can be used to determine the characteristics of an optic accurately, precisely, and simply without detailed knowledge of the wavefront used to illuminate the optical system or of the geometry of the measurement system. We demonstrate the application of this sensor to both zonal and modal optical testing of lenses. We also describe a dual-camera implementation of the sensor that would enable high-speed optical testing.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(010.7350) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Wave-front sensing
(120.4640) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Optical instruments
(220.4840) Optical design and fabrication : Testing

ToC Category:
Optical Design and Fabrication

Original Manuscript: October 9, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: November 24, 2006
Published: February 2, 2007

Thu-Lan Kelly, Peter J. Veitch, Aidan F. Brooks, and Jesper Munch, "Accurate and precise optical testing with a differential Hartmann wavefront sensor," Appl. Opt. 46, 861-866 (2007)

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