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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 20, Iss. 15 — Aug. 1, 1981
  • pp: 2635–2642

Single sideband Ronchi test

J. Schwider  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 20, Issue 15, pp. 2635-2642 (1981)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.20.002635


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Abstract

A new lateral shear interferometer based on the Ronchi grating is proposed. The normal Ronchi test is impaired by multiple beam interference (Talbot effect). Furthermore, the fringe pattern is somewhat restricted by fringe number and orientation. The new shear interferometer suppresses the Talbot effect by spatial filtering and by using a second grating enables arbitrary fringe orientation and number.

© 1981 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: December 19, 1980
Published: August 1, 1981

Citation
J. Schwider, "Single sideband Ronchi test," Appl. Opt. 20, 2635-2642 (1981)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-20-15-2635


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