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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 52, Iss. 4 — Feb. 1, 2013
  • pp: B70–B81

Rapid inspection method for measuring interior tilt and decenter in singlet lens

Ching-Yuan Chang, Chien-Ching Ma, Kuo-Cheng Huang, and Shih-Feng Tseng  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 52, Issue 4, pp. B70-B81 (2013)

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The objective of this study was to present a high-speed, on-line means of measuring interior tilt and decentration in a singlet lens. We propose a noncontact method based on polarized optics, which provides inspection functions for the practical measurement of lenses. The proposed system was used to measure a tilted and decentered lens, and the results of which showed strong agreement with those obtained in theoretical predictions and CodeV simulations. The proposed method provides a wide field of inspection applicable to lenses with a diameter up to 70 mm. Measurement accuracy is of 0.14deg/pixel in tilt, and 33μm/pixel in decentration. Inspection time is only 0.78 s.

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OCIS Codes
(000.3110) General : Instruments, apparatus, and components common to the sciences
(100.2960) Image processing : Image analysis
(120.4630) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Optical inspection
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
(110.5405) Imaging systems : Polarimetric imaging

Original Manuscript: September 5, 2012
Revised Manuscript: December 3, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: December 3, 2012
Published: January 21, 2013

Ching-Yuan Chang, Chien-Ching Ma, Kuo-Cheng Huang, and Shih-Feng Tseng, "Rapid inspection method for measuring interior tilt and decenter in singlet lens," Appl. Opt. 52, B70-B81 (2013)

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