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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 2, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 1963
  • pp: 817–822

Tilted-Plate Interferometry with Large Plate Separations

H. W. Moos, G. F. Imbusch, L. F. Mollenauer, and A. L. Schawlow  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 2, Issue 8, pp. 817-822 (1963)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.2.000817


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Abstract

With very highly collimated monochromatic light sources, such as optical masers, multiple-beam interference fringes between nearly parallel surfaces are obtained at large separations. Sharp fringes displaying the surface contours have been observed with separations as large as 20 cm. The requirements and limitations of the device are described, as well as some possible applications.

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History
Original Manuscript: January 16, 1963
Published: August 1, 1963

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H. W. Moos, G. F. Imbusch, L. F. Mollenauer, and A. L. Schawlow, "Tilted-Plate Interferometry with Large Plate Separations," Appl. Opt. 2, 817-822 (1963)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-2-8-817


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