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  • Vol. 1, Iss. 4 — Jul. 1, 1962
  • pp: 411–413

A Rapid-Scanning Fabry-Perot Interferometer with Automatic Parallelism Control

J. V. Ramsay  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 1, Issue 4, pp. 411-413 (1962)

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A description is given of a Fabry-Perot interferometer whose plates are maintained automatically parallel independently of their separation.* Errors in the spacing of the plates due to lack of parallelism nowhere exceed the errors in the flatness of the plates themselves. The mounting of piezoelectric barium titanate ceramics to achieve rapid scanning rates is discussed.

© 1962 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: February 9, 1962
Published: July 1, 1962

J. V. Ramsay, "A Rapid-Scanning Fabry-Perot Interferometer with Automatic Parallelism Control," Appl. Opt. 1, 411-413 (1962)

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  1. J. V. Ramsay, E. G. V. Mugridge. Submitted toJ. Sci. Instr.
  2. See, for example, various papers in “Le colloque internationale sur les progrès récents en spectroscopic interferentielle,”J. Phys. Radium 19, No. 3 (1958).
  3. J. V. Ramsay, E. G. V. Mugridge, Appl. Optics 1, 538 (1962). [CrossRef]

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