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  • Vol. 20, Iss. 2 — Jan. 15, 1981
  • pp: 326–329

Image transfer through a Fabry-Perot interferometer

A. Riazi, D. A. Christensen, and O. P. Gandhi  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 20, Issue 2, pp. 326-329 (1981)

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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)

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