Alignment of off-axis optical system with multi mirrors using derivative of Zernike polynomial coefficient

Yunjong Kim, Ho Soon Yang, Sug Whan Kim, Yun Woo Lee

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Abstract

The precise alignment of multiple element large optical system is a challenging task. In order to increase the alignment process efficiency, computer aided alignment methods utilizing Zernike polynomial coefficients have been developed over the last few decades. Recently, differential wavefront sampling(DWS) algorithm revealed that derivative information about the wavefront is a very useful to separate wavefront coupling effect between optical elements of the target system. We compared the alignment performance of the DWS, sensitivity table method and merit function regression method. Even though DWS showed the best performance in simulation, it revealed weak points in terms of high sensitivity to the experimental conditions when applied to the real alignment of Korsch type optical system. In this paper, we explain three different alignment algorithms and discuss the problems in DWS method under current experimental situation, and show the alignment result for Korsch type optical system using merit function regression method.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOptical System Alignment, Tolerancing, and Verification III
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009
EventOptical System Alignment, Tolerancing, and Verification III - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: 2009 Aug 22009 Aug 3

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume7433
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Other

OtherOptical System Alignment, Tolerancing, and Verification III
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA
Period09/8/209/8/3

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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