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dc.contributor.advisorLawrence, George N.en_US
dc.contributor.authorLiu, Ying-Moh Edward.
dc.creatorLiu, Ying-Moh Edward.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-31T17:04:28Z
dc.date.available2011-10-31T17:04:28Z
dc.date.issued1987en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/184300
dc.description.abstractA subaperture configuration to test aspheric optical components or systems is developed. The method developed has potential for testing rotationally symmetric aspheres without the use of null lenses. The aperture is divided into annular subaperture regions and an interferometer is refocused for each region to reduce the fringe density. Essential mathematical treatments involving annular subapertures, such as annular Zernike polynomials, are provided in detail. Numerical and experimental validations of the algorithm are described. Tolerance analyses on subaperture measurements are given. Computer programs were written to link the subaperture Zernike coefficients and to determine the full-aperture Zernike coefficients.
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.subjectReflecting telescopes -- Testing.en_US
dc.subjectMirrors -- Testing.en_US
dc.subjectOptical instruments -- Testing.en_US
dc.titleUse of annular subapertures with focus control for testing rotationally symmetric optical systems.en_US
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dc.typeDissertation-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.identifier.oclc700278084en_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
dc.identifier.proquest8805519en_US
thesis.degree.disciplineOptical Sciencesen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
refterms.dateFOA2018-08-22T17:24:19Z
html.description.abstractA subaperture configuration to test aspheric optical components or systems is developed. The method developed has potential for testing rotationally symmetric aspheres without the use of null lenses. The aperture is divided into annular subaperture regions and an interferometer is refocused for each region to reduce the fringe density. Essential mathematical treatments involving annular subapertures, such as annular Zernike polynomials, are provided in detail. Numerical and experimental validations of the algorithm are described. Tolerance analyses on subaperture measurements are given. Computer programs were written to link the subaperture Zernike coefficients and to determine the full-aperture Zernike coefficients.


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