An experimental method for determining the transfer function and accompanying cutoff frequency of a Fabry-Perot interferometer (FPI) is described and a set of experimental results is presented. It is shown that upon passage through the FPI, the level of image distortion decreases with a decrease in cavity length (resulting in an increase in Fresnel number) when the FPI finesse is held constant. This phenomenon is in agreement with the theoretical prediction.
© 1981 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: February 6, 1978
Published: January 15, 1981
A. Riazi, D. A. Christensen, and O. P. Gandhi, "Image transfer through a Fabry-Perot interferometer," Appl. Opt. 20, 326-329 (1981)