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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 52, Iss. 29 — Oct. 10, 2013
  • pp: 7099–7108

Design and optimization of the sine condition test for measuring misaligned optical systems

Sara Lampen, Matthew Dubin, and James H. Burge  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 52, Issue 29, pp. 7099-7108 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.52.007099


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Abstract

By taking a new look at an old concept, we have shown in our previous work how the Abbe sine condition can be used to measure linearly field-dependent aberrations in order to verify the alignment of optical systems. In this paper, we expand on this method and discuss the design choices involved in implementing the sine condition test (SCTest). Specifically, we discuss the two illumination options for the test: point source with a grating or flat-panel display, and we discuss the tradeoffs of the two approaches. Additionally, experimental results are shown using a flat-panel display to measure linearly field-dependent aberrations. Last, we elaborate on how to implement the SCTest on more complex optical systems, such as a three-mirror anastigmat and a double Gauss imaging lens system.

© 2013 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(120.4800) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Optical standards and testing
(120.4820) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Optical systems
(220.1140) Optical design and fabrication : Alignment
(220.4840) Optical design and fabrication : Testing

ToC Category:
Optical Design and Fabrication

History
Original Manuscript: April 25, 2013
Revised Manuscript: August 30, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: September 11, 2013
Published: October 3, 2013

Citation
Sara Lampen, Matthew Dubin, and James H. Burge, "Design and optimization of the sine condition test for measuring misaligned optical systems," Appl. Opt. 52, 7099-7108 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-52-29-7099


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