Limitations on aspheric surface testing with simple null correctors

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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/291385
Title:
Limitations on aspheric surface testing with simple null correctors
Author:
DeVoe, Catherine Ellen, 1963-
Issue Date:
1989
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:
An analysis of the performance of simple refractive null compensators was done. Two types of correctors were studied--the Dall compensator and the Offner compensator. A framework was built for determining whether these simple null tests are adequate for a wide range of aspheric surfaces. Variables involved in determining a surface to be null tested are f-number, conic constant, and focal length. Examples are given on how to determine the best null test for several aspheric surfaces. Also of concern in the design of a null compensator was simplicity. Two elements were the maximum used for both compensators and all compensator surfaces were spherical.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Aspherical lenses -- Testing.; Mirrors -- Testing.
Degree Name:
M.S.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Optical Sciences
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Shannon, Robert R.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleLimitations on aspheric surface testing with simple null correctorsen_US
dc.creatorDeVoe, Catherine Ellen, 1963-en_US
dc.contributor.authorDeVoe, Catherine Ellen, 1963-en_US
dc.date.issued1989en_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.abstractAn analysis of the performance of simple refractive null compensators was done. Two types of correctors were studied--the Dall compensator and the Offner compensator. A framework was built for determining whether these simple null tests are adequate for a wide range of aspheric surfaces. Variables involved in determining a surface to be null tested are f-number, conic constant, and focal length. Examples are given on how to determine the best null test for several aspheric surfaces. Also of concern in the design of a null compensator was simplicity. Two elements were the maximum used for both compensators and all compensator surfaces were spherical.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectAspherical lenses -- Testing.en_US
dc.subjectMirrors -- Testing.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineOptical Sciencesen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorShannon, Robert R.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest1336341en_US
dc.identifier.oclc22470620en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b17436850en_US
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