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  • Vol. 38, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 1999
  • pp: 136–138

Pentaferometer: A Solid Sagnac Interferometer

Joseph G. Hirschberg and Elli Kohen  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 38, Issue 1, pp. 136-138 (1999)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.38.000136


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Abstract

A solid two-beam Sagnac-type interferometer is described that is especially adapted for use with a microscope for Fourier excitation and emission fluorescence spectroscopy. Its advantages are its compactness and stability, and because it is an integral optical element, the need for eliminating vibration and for shielding from air currents is greatly reduced.

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OCIS Codes
(120.2650) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Fringe analysis
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(170.2520) Medical optics and biotechnology : Fluorescence microscopy
(170.4090) Medical optics and biotechnology : Modulation techniques
(300.6280) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, fluorescence and luminescence
(300.6300) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, Fourier transforms

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Joseph G. Hirschberg and Elli Kohen, "Pentaferometer: A Solid Sagnac Interferometer," Appl. Opt. 38, 136-138 (1999)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-38-1-136


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