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Publication Citation: Visualization of Surface Figure Using Zernike Polynomials

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Author(s): Christopher J. Evans; R E. Parks; P Sullivan; John S. Taylor;
Title: Visualization of Surface Figure Using Zernike Polynomials
Published: December 01, 1995
Abstract: Commercial software in modern interferometers used in optical testing frequently fit the wave-front or surface-figure error to Zernike polynomials; typically 37 coefficients are provided. We provide visual representations of these data in a form that may help optical fabricators decide how to improve their process or how to optimize system assembly.
Citation: Applied Optics
Volume: 34(34)
Pages: pp. 7815 - 7819
Keywords: interferometers;optical testing;power spectral density;Zernike polynomials
Research Areas: Metrology, Manufacturing