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  • Vol. 13, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 1974
  • pp: 1077–1079

Combined Effects of a Converging Beam of Light and Mirror Misalignment in Michelson Interferometry

Louis W. Kunz and David Goorvitch  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 13, Issue 5, pp. 1077-1079 (1974)

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We have derived an expression for the combined effects of a converging beam of light and mirror misalignment on the interferograms obtained with a Michelson interferometer. Each effect has been considered separately by others and leads to symmetric interferograms whose modulation is less than 100%. The combined effect produces an asymmetry in the interferogram as well as a decrease in the modulation. The magnitude of the asymmetric term is given in terms of the optical parameters of the interferometer.

© 1974 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: September 5, 1973
Published: May 1, 1974

Louis W. Kunz and David Goorvitch, "Combined Effects of a Converging Beam of Light and Mirror Misalignment in Michelson Interferometry," Appl. Opt. 13, 1077-1079 (1974)

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