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Visualization of Surface Figure Using Zernike Polynomials

Published

Author(s)

Christopher J. Evans, R E. Parks, P Sullivan, John S. Taylor

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)

Keywords

interferometers, optical testing, power spectral density, Zernike polynomials

Citation

Evans, C. , Parks, R. , Sullivan, P. and Taylor, J. (1995), Visualization of Surface Figure Using Zernike Polynomials, Applied Optics (Accessed April 22, 2024)
Created November 30, 1995, Updated October 12, 2021