Optical surface measurements for very large flat mirrors

J. H. Burge, P. Su, J. Yellowhair, C. Zhao

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Abstract

Flat mirrors as large as 4 meters in diameter can be manufactured to high accuracy, limited by the surface metrology. We present metrology systems that are specifically optimized for measuring very large flats to high accuracy. A large aperture vibration insensitive Fizeau interferometer combined with stitching software provides high resolution surface measurements. Low order shape errors can be measured using scanning slope measurements from precision inclinometers or an autocollimator with scanning pentaprism.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvanced Optical and Mechanical Technologies in Telescopes and Instrumentation
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 21 2008
EventAdvanced Optical and Mechanical Technologies in Telescopes and Instrumentation - Marseille, France
Duration: Jun 23 2008Jun 28 2008

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume7018
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Other

OtherAdvanced Optical and Mechanical Technologies in Telescopes and Instrumentation
CountryFrance
CityMarseille
Period6/23/086/28/08

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Keywords

  • Flat mirrors
  • Large optics
  • Optical fabrication
  • Optical testing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Burge, J. H., Su, P., Yellowhair, J., & Zhao, C. (2008). Optical surface measurements for very large flat mirrors. In Advanced Optical and Mechanical Technologies in Telescopes and Instrumentation [701817] (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 7018). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.790048