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  • Vol. 13, Iss. 2 — Feb. 1, 1974
  • pp: 409–413

Generalized Analysis of Shearing Interferometers as Applied for Gas Dynamic Studies

Wolfgang Merzkirch  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 13, Issue 2, pp. 409-413 (1974)

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Shearing interferometers are classified as instruments in which interference is produced between rays that are sheared in the test object by a small lateral distance. When applied to gas dynamic investigations these interferometers respond to changes of the gradient of the gas density in the test field. A generalized first-order analysis is described that applies to all arrangements of such shearing interferometers and emphasizes the application for the study of compressible gas flows.

© 1974 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: June 8, 1973
Published: February 1, 1974

Wolfgang Merzkirch, "Generalized Analysis of Shearing Interferometers as Applied for Gas Dynamic Studies," Appl. Opt. 13, 409-413 (1974)

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