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  • Vol. 5, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 1966
  • pp: 695–700

Measurement Techniques Used in the Optics Workshop

E. James Tew, Jr.  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 5, Issue 5, pp. 695-700 (1966)

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Measurement techniques used in the optics workshop often are complex and demanding. Characteristics considered are flatness, parallelism, angularity, curvature, length, and surface quality. Types of measuring equipment common to the workshop and their relative accuracies are discussed. The present usage of the Kösters prism as a workshop measuring device is also discussed.

© 1966 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: June 27, 1965
Published: May 1, 1966

E. James Tew, "Measurement Techniques Used in the Optics Workshop," Appl. Opt. 5, 695-700 (1966)

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  1. MIL-O–13830A General Specification Governing the Manufacture, Assembly, and Inspection of Optical Components for Fire Control Instruments (U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C., 1963.)
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