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  • Vol. 13, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 1974
  • pp: 1085–1088

Surface Roughness Measurement by Two Wavelength Holographic Interferometry

William B. Ribbens  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 13, Issue 5, pp. 1085-1088 (1974)

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This paper is a theoretical presentation of a two wavelength holographic method of measuring the roughness of a surface. This method extends the range of surface roughness which can be measured to arbitrarily rough surfaces. This paper also discusses the factors that limit the accuracy of the proposed method.

© 1974 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: July 11, 1973
Published: May 1, 1974

William B. Ribbens, "Surface Roughness Measurement by Two Wavelength Holographic Interferometry," Appl. Opt. 13, 1085-1088 (1974)

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