Application of laser tracker technology for measuring optical surfaces

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Title:
Application of laser tracker technology for measuring optical surfaces
Author:
Zobrist, Tom L.
Issue Date:
2009
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © 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.
Abstract:
The pages of this dissertation detail the development of an advanced metrology instrument for measuring large optical surfaces. The system is designed to accurately guide the fabrication of the Giant Magellan Telescope and future telescopes through loose-abrasive grinding. The instrument couples a commercial laser tracker with an advanced calibration technique and a set of external references to mitigate a number of error sources. The system is also required to work as a verification test for the GMT principal optical interferometric test of the polished mirror segment to corroborate the measurements in several low-order aberrations. A set of system performance goals were developed to ensure that the system will achieve these purposes. The design, analysis, calibration results, and measurement performance of the Laser Tracker Plus system are presented in this dissertation.
Type:
text; Electronic Dissertation
Keywords:
laser tracker; optical fabrication; optical metrology; optical systems engineering; optical testing; telescope
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Optical Sciences; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Burge, James
Committee Chair:
Burge, James

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dc.language.isoENen_US
dc.titleApplication of laser tracker technology for measuring optical surfacesen_US
dc.creatorZobrist, Tom L.en_US
dc.contributor.authorZobrist, Tom L.en_US
dc.date.issued2009en_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.description.abstractThe pages of this dissertation detail the development of an advanced metrology instrument for measuring large optical surfaces. The system is designed to accurately guide the fabrication of the Giant Magellan Telescope and future telescopes through loose-abrasive grinding. The instrument couples a commercial laser tracker with an advanced calibration technique and a set of external references to mitigate a number of error sources. The system is also required to work as a verification test for the GMT principal optical interferometric test of the polished mirror segment to corroborate the measurements in several low-order aberrations. A set of system performance goals were developed to ensure that the system will achieve these purposes. The design, analysis, calibration results, and measurement performance of the Laser Tracker Plus system are presented in this dissertation.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Dissertationen_US
dc.subjectlaser trackeren_US
dc.subjectoptical fabricationen_US
dc.subjectoptical metrologyen_US
dc.subjectoptical systems engineeringen_US
dc.subjectoptical testingen_US
dc.subjecttelescopeen_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineOptical Sciencesen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorBurge, Jamesen_US
dc.contributor.chairBurge, Jamesen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberSasián, Joseen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberMartin, Huberten_US
dc.identifier.proquest10790en_US
dc.identifier.oclc659753638en_US
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