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Journal of the Optical Society of America A


  • Editor: Stephen A. Burns
  • Vol. 23, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2006
  • pp: 172–178

Asphere testing with a Fizeau interferometer based on a combined computer-generated hologram

Jean-Michel Asfour and Alexander G. Poleshchuk  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 23, Issue 1, pp. 172-178 (2006)

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Fizeau interferometers with an additional diffractive optical element are frequently used for measuring spherical and aspherical surfaces. We present a new (to our knowledge) optical test method, in which the Fizeau principle is now perfectly fulfilled by generating reference and measuring wavefront on the last optical surface, which carries a diffractive optical element. This method has been examined experimentally by testing a reference f 0.68 spherical mirror and can be applied identically for testing aspheres. Several advantages of this method are discussed and proved experimentally.

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(050.1970) Diffraction and gratings : Diffractive optics
(120.2880) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Holographic interferometry

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Jean-Michel Asfour and Alexander G. Poleshchuk, "Asphere testing with a Fizeau interferometer based on a combined computer-generated hologram," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 23, 172-178 (2006)

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