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  • Vol. 9, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 1970
  • pp: 837–839

Testing of Aspherical Surfaces with Newton Fringes

D. Malacara and A. Cornejo  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 9, Issue 4, pp. 837-839 (1970)

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The shape of any aspherical surface with rotational symmetry can be very easily found with great accuracy using Newton fringes formed against a spherical test plate. To make it possible, a special mathematical procedure is devised for use with a special measuring system here described.

© 1970 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: July 31, 1969
Published: April 1, 1970

D. Malacara and A. Cornejo, "Testing of Aspherical Surfaces with Newton Fringes," Appl. Opt. 9, 837-839 (1970)

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