Measurement of a convex secondary mirror using a holographic test plate

J. H. Burge, D. S. Anderson, T. D. Milster, C. L. Vernold

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A 26-cm diameter aspheric convex secondary mirror was successfully measured using a holographic test plate. This measurement demonstrates the viability of the holographic test plate method for measuring convex aspheres. An optical writer was built and used to demonstrate the ability to write precise holograms on large, curved substrates. The hologram written for this test was fabricated using a thermochemical method that does not require the use of photoresist. The accuracy of the holographic test is demonstrated with a comparison with data from an independent Hindle test.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)193-198
Number of pages6
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
StatePublished - Jun 1 1994
EventAdvanced Technology Optical Telescopes V 1994 - Kailua, Kona, United States
Duration: Mar 13 1994Mar 18 1994

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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