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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 20 — Sep. 27, 2010
  • pp: 21131–21137

Null Ronchi-Hartmann test for a lens

Maximino Avendaño-Alejo, Dulce González-Utrera, Naser Qureshi, Luis Castañeda, and César L. Ordóñez-Romero  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 20, pp. 21131-21137 (2010)

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A method to design Ronchi-Hartmann screens for improved alignment in the testing of fast plano-convex spherical lenses is presented. We design null screens that produce aligned straight fringes for observed patterns. The designs of these null screens are based on knowledge of the caustic by refraction. A qualitative test for a lens is presented.

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OCIS Codes
(120.5710) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Refraction
(220.1140) Optical design and fabrication : Alignment
(220.4840) Optical design and fabrication : Testing

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

Original Manuscript: May 10, 2010
Revised Manuscript: July 21, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: September 16, 2010
Published: September 22, 2010

Maximino Avendaño-Alejo, Dulce González-Utrera, Naser Qureshi, Luis Castañeda, and César Ordóñez-Romero, "Null Ronchi-Hartmann test for a lens," Opt. Express 18, 21131-21137 (2010)

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