OSA's Digital Library

Applied Optics

Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 22, Iss. 14 — Jul. 15, 1983
  • pp: 2141–2151

Measuring laser flow fields with a 64-channel heterodyne interferometer

N. A. Massie, M. Dunn, D. Swain, S. Muenter, and J. Morris  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 22, Issue 14, pp. 2141-2151 (1983)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.22.002141


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (2270 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

The digital heterodyne interferometer has been equipped to simultaneously measure and record phase at 64 discrete locations on a single beam. The measurements are obtained at 10-μsec time intervals and have a resolution in phase of 1/500 of a wave rms and a full scale accuracy of 1/100 of a wave rms. Associated with each phase detector is a dedicated data recording system 16 bits wide and 4096 words deep. Additionally, the system records simultaneously the rigid body motions of the interferometer optics, allowing the post priori removal of the corrupting motions of the interferometer optics. This instrument was used to obtain measurements of the optical quality of the media of a transverse-flow electron beam-pumped laser simulator.

© 1983 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: January 14, 1983
Published: July 15, 1983

Citation
N. A. Massie, M. Dunn, D. Swain, S. Muenter, and J. Morris, "Measuring laser flow fields with a 64-channel heterodyne interferometer," Appl. Opt. 22, 2141-2151 (1983)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-22-14-2141


Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  

References

  1. N. A. Massie, J. Hartlove, D. Jungwirth, J. Morris, Appl. Opt. 20, 2372 (1981). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  2. N. A. Massie, Appl. Opt. 19, 154 (1980). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  3. N. A. Massie, R. D. Nelson, S. Holly, Appl. Opt. 18, 1797 (1979). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  4. N. A. Massie, J. S. Hartlove, Proc. Soc. Photo-Opt. Instrum. Eng. 179, 98 (1979).
  5. N. A. Massie, “Heterodyne Interferometry,” in Optical Interferograms—Reduction and Interpretation, A. H. Guenter, D. H. Liebenbert, Eds., ASTM STP 666 (American Society for Testing and Materials, Philadelphia, 1978). [CrossRef]
  6. F. M. Gardner, Phase Lock Techniques (Wiley, New York, 1979).

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.


« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited