Published Online: 15 JUL 2004
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Encyclopedia of Applied Physics
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Ruda, M. C. 2004. Optical Alignment. Encyclopedia of Applied Physics. .
- Published Online: 15 JUL 2004
The philosophical approach to the alignment of optical systems is discussed. Methods of diagnosing the alignment errors through the observation of the actual image errors in the optical system are summarized. Some of the tools used in the alignment of optical systems are described. Important techniques are reviewed.
- optical systems;
- optical alignment;
- misalignment errors;
- star test