Abstract

We present a novel model-free iterative data-processing approach that improves surface reconstruction accuracy for deflectometry tests of unknown surfaces. This new processing method iteratively reconstructs the surface, leading to reduced error in the final reconstructed surface. The method was implemented in a deflectometry system, and a freeform surface was tested and compared to interferometric test results. The reconstructed departure from interferometric results was reduced from 15.80 μm RMS with model-based deflectometry down to 5.20 μm RMS with the iterative technique reported here.

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» Visualization 1       Surface height change between iterations shows the most significant change occurs in early iterations. The black lines show the surface contours.

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