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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 22, Iss. 13 — Jul. 1, 1983
  • pp: 2052–2056

Polarization heterodyne interferometry using a simple rotating analyzer. 1: Theory and error analysis

Hong Zhang Hu  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 22, Issue 13, pp. 2052-2056 (1983)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.22.002052


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Abstract

A heterodyne interferometric system based on optical polarization is described. The method uses a simple rotating analyzer as the frequency shifter. The theory and the potential errors of the system are analyzed.

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Original Manuscript: December 9, 1982
Published: July 1, 1983

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Hong Zhang Hu, "Polarization heterodyne interferometry using a simple rotating analyzer. 1: Theory and error analysis," Appl. Opt. 22, 2052-2056 (1983)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-22-13-2052


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