Abstract

In a tiled-grating system, it is difficult to make two tiled gratings strictly coplanar. We propose and demonstrate for the first time, as far as we know, a simple method by which the longitudinal piston error between two tiled gratings can be reduced below λ10, close to the influence of the environmental factors. The alignment precision of the method increases with the tiled-grating system’s stability to environmental factors.

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Figures (6)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Lateral and longitudinal piston error in a tiled-grating system.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Detailed schematic of the experimental test bed.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Far-field focal spot of the probe laser captured by CCD1 (a) before adjustment and (b) after adjustment.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Far-field distribution for (a) an incidence angle of 89.1°, (b) after adjustment procedure 4, (4) after the adjustment procedure 5.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Maximal departure from Airy spot, (a) with a left-side wing, (b) with a right-side wing.

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

Theoretical calculation of the intensity distribution in the direction of splitting for a longitudinal piston error of λ 10 .

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ϕ 1 = d p ( 2 cos α ) λ ( 2 π ) ,

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