ABSTRACT: Demonstrates a method of using a laser tracker, a simple special fixture and a Point Source Microscope (PSM) to create a virtual spherical mounted retroreflector (SMR) for situations where a SMR cannot be attached to the surface to be measured.
"We are enjoying our Point Source Microscope and finding it invaluable in alignment and diagnostic tasks."
Dr. John Mitchell Senior Optical Metrologist Glyndwr Innovations Ltd., St. Asaph, Wales, UK
"Just wanted to share a recent success aligning an adaptive optics test bed with the PSM. We used to use a traditional alignment telescope in the past, but the PSM made the whole process really easy and fast. The main requirements were to quickly determine the quality of beam collimation and pupil conjugates since there are several beam expanders and compressors with multiple pupil and focal planes."
Suresh Sivanandam Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics University of Toronto
"You are always responsive and give us lots of useful information!!"
Dr. Shaojie Chen Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics University of Toronto
"As always we are very much loving the instrument, I personally love the camera upgrade from what I'm used to!"