Iterative reverse optimization procedure for calibration of aspheric wave-front measurements on a nonnull interferometer

Robert O. Gappinger, John E. Greivenkamp

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Abstract

The accuracy of interferometric measurements made with a nonnull configuration is degraded by test-dependent aberrations. Calibration of the data can be done with reverse optimization methods. An iterative reverse optimization process that improves efficiency and eliminates sensitive merit function weighting issues is described. The process is shown to calibrate a nonnull interferometric measurement of a wave front with more than 200 waves of departure to an accuracy of 0.16 waves peak to valley and 0.02 waves rms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5152-5161
Number of pages10
JournalApplied optics
Volume43
Issue number27
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 20 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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