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  • Frontiers in Optics 2008/Laser Science XXIV/Plasmonics and Metamaterials/Optical Fabrication and Testing
  • OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optica Publishing Group, 2008),
  • paper OTuA1
  • https://doi.org/10.1364/OFT.2008.OTuA1

Specification and Control of Mid-Spatial Frequency Wavefront Errors in Optical Systems

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This paper is an introduction to the specification and tolerancing of Mid-spatial frequency (MSF) ripple or waviness. We begin with an introduction to the definition of ripple, spatial frequencies, and MSF ripple as a class of surface error (as opposed to figure or form, roughness, and surface imperfections or defects.) We then cover the derivation of spatial frequency bands of interest, specifications methods and notations, and relative amplitudes for typical manufacturing processes.

© 2008 Optical Society of America

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