Heterodyne laser interferometers are used to measure the changes in optical path length of the arms of stellar interferometers. Numerical diffraction analysis is used to design masks, constrained by diffraction, crosstalk, and power loss requirements.
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(050.0050) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction and gratings
(050.1940) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction
(120.0120) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
D. Marx, F. Zhao, and R. Korechoff, "Mask Design for the Space Interferometry Mission Internal Metrology," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper JWB1.
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