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  • Vol. 9, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 1970
  • pp: 1897–1901

Ronchi Test of Aspherical Surfaces, Analysis, and Accuracy

A. Cornejo and D. Malacara  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 9, Issue 8, pp. 1897-1901 (1970)

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The test of a mirror by the Ronchi method has shown to be very useful for testing concave aspherical mirrors. The analysis of a Ronchi pattern in order to find the experimental deviations of a given mirror whose theoretical shape is known, and the accuracy that can be obtained are described here.

© 1970 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: January 9, 1970
Published: August 1, 1970

A. Cornejo and D. Malacara, "Ronchi Test of Aspherical Surfaces, Analysis, and Accuracy," Appl. Opt. 9, 1897-1901 (1970)

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