A method of chromatic aberration measurement is described based on the transmitted wavefront of an optical element obtained from a Mach–Zehnder interferometer. The chromatic aberration is derived from transmitted wavefronts measured at five different wavelengths. Reverse ray tracing is used to remove induced aberrations associated with the interferometer from the measurement. In the interferometer, the wavefront transmitted through the sample is tested against a plano reference, allowing for the absolute determination of the wavefront radius of curvature. The chromatic aberrations of a singlet and a doublet have been measured.
© 2008 Optical Society of America
Optical Design and Fabrication
Original Manuscript: June 23, 2008
Revised Manuscript: October 8, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: October 16, 2008
Published: December 3, 2008
Kibyung Seong and John E. Greivenkamp, "Chromatic aberration measurement for transmission interferometric testing," Appl. Opt. 47, 6508-6511 (2008)