Substructured Ronchi gratings from the linear combination of classical gratings

D. Aguirre-Aguirre, B. Villalobos-Mendoza, F.S. Granados-Agustín, R. Izazaga-Pérez, M. Campos-García, M.E. Percino-Zacarías, A. Cornejo-Rodríguez

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Substructured Ronchi gratings are used to sharpen and increase the number of fringes in Ronchigrams, thereby increasing their spatial resolution and allowing greater accuracy in the evaluation of a surface under test. This work presents a simple method for generating substructured Ronchi gratings and for calculating the intensity pattern produced by this type of grating. For this, we propose the generation of this kind of grating from the linear combination of classical gratings; the pattern of irradiance produced by these Ronchi gratings will be a linear combination of the intensity patterns produced by each combined classical grating. A comparison between theoretical and experimental Ronchigrams was obtained by analyzing a parabolic mirror.

Original languageEnglish
Article number114111
Pages (from-to)114111
JournalOptical Engineering
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2014

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • General Engineering


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