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Title Computer-guided alignment II: Optical system alignment using differential wavefront sampling
Abstract We present a differential wavefront sampling method for the efficient alignment of centred optical systems. Using the inter-element effects reported in our previous study, this method generates a linear symmetric matrix that relates the optical wavefront to misalignments within the system. The solution vector of this matrix equation provides a unique description of decentre and tilt misalignments of the system. We give a comparison of this approach to the existing method in the first case study and then illustrate characteristics of the new approach using the subsequent four case studies and Monte-Carlo alignment simulations. The results reveal superiority of the method over the existing one in misalignment estimation accuracy and demonstrate the practical feasibility and robustness. © 2007 Optical Society of America.
Organisation CCLRC , SSTD , SSTD-SP
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Journal Article Opt Express 15 (2007): 15424-15437. doi:10.1364/OE.15.015424 2007