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Diffraction theory of the knife-edge test and its improved form, the phase-contrast method

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F. Zernike

University of Groningen, Physical Laboratory, Groningen, The Netherlands

J. Micro/Nanolith. MEMS MOEMS. 1(2), 87-94 (Jul 01, 2002). doi:10.1117/1.1488608
History: Received Feb. 1, 2002; Accepted May 2, 2002; Online July 19, 2002
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On the basis of Abbe’s diffraction theory of optical imaging, the appearance of a concave mirror with arbitrarily shaped small deviations in Foucault’s knife-edge test and the new phase-contrast test is evaluated. The orthogonal “circle polynomials” are found and applied to the diffraction phenomena of circular mirrors. © 2002 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers.

© 2002 Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers

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F. Zernike, Author
"Diffraction theory of the knife-edge test and its improved form, the phase-contrast method", J. Micro/Nanolith. MEMS MOEMS. 1(2), 87-94 (Jul 01, 2002). ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.1488608


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