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  • Vol. 19, Iss. 11 — Jun. 1, 1980
  • pp: 1862–1869

Rough surface interferometry at 10.6 μm

Osuk Kwon, J. C. Wyant, and C. R. Hayslett  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 19, Issue 11, pp. 1862-1869 (1980)

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An IR Twyman-Green interferometer is described. It uses a cw CO2 laser as a light source operating at a 10.6-μm wavelength. Theoretical analysis and experimental measurements of the relationship between the contrast of the interference fringes and the rms roughness of test surfaces are discussed. Interferometric testing results and special alignment methods are shown for rough surface optics.

© 1980 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: November 28, 1979
Published: June 1, 1980

Osuk Kwon, J. C. Wyant, and C. R. Hayslett, "Rough surface interferometry at 10.6 μm," Appl. Opt. 19, 1862-1869 (1980)

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