Abstract

A system is described for dimensioning and tolerancing of optical elements such as lenses, prisms, mirrors, filters, etc. The interpretation of the terms used on such drawings is given, including procedures for testing optics to the dimensions and tolerances stated on the drawings.

© 1970 Optical Society of America

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  1. A. I. Mahan, J. Opt. Soc. Amer. 35, 623 (1945).
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  2. A. I. Mahan, E. E. Price, J. Opt. Soc. Amer. 40, 664 (1950).
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1950 (1)

A. I. Mahan, E. E. Price, J. Opt. Soc. Amer. 40, 664 (1950).
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1945 (1)

A. I. Mahan, J. Opt. Soc. Amer. 35, 623 (1945).
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Mahan, A. I.

A. I. Mahan, E. E. Price, J. Opt. Soc. Amer. 40, 664 (1950).
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A. I. Mahan, J. Opt. Soc. Amer. 35, 623 (1945).
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Price, E. E.

A. I. Mahan, E. E. Price, J. Opt. Soc. Amer. 40, 664 (1950).
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J. Opt. Soc. Amer. (2)

A. I. Mahan, J. Opt. Soc. Amer. 35, 623 (1945).
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A. I. Mahan, E. E. Price, J. Opt. Soc. Amer. 40, 664 (1950).
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Figures (9)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Example of a single element drawing.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Example of a cemented doublet drawing.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Example of a prism drawing.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Test plate equipment.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Power = 3, irregularity = 3 − 2 = 1.

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

Power = 3, irregularity = 3 + 2 = 5.

Fig. 7
Fig. 7

Power = 2, irregularity = 1 × 32 = 9.

Fig. 8
Fig. 8

Deviation and wedge angle.

Fig. 9
Fig. 9

Interferometer fringes showing roof prism doubling and rounded roof edge.

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F = 2 A D / λ cot 0 ° 1 = 0.0165 A D ,
F = A B / λ cot 0 ° 1 = 0.0082 A B ,

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