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  • Vol. 24, Iss. 24 — Dec. 15, 1985
  • pp: 4439–4442

Shearing interferometer for phase shifting interferometry with polarization phase shifter

Mahendra P. Kothiyal and Claude Delisle  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 24, Issue 24, pp. 4439-4442 (1985)

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A cyclic interferometer can be used for both lateral and radial shearing. Being common-path this interferometer is quite stable. The use of a cyclic shear interferometer for phase shifting interferometry is discussed. The phase shifting is provided here by polarization techniques. Some useful cyclic phase shifting interferometer arrangements are discussed, and the working of a polarization phase shifting cyclic shear interferometer is demonstrated.

© 1985 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: May 10, 1985
Published: December 15, 1985

Mahendra P. Kothiyal and Claude Delisle, "Shearing interferometer for phase shifting interferometry with polarization phase shifter," Appl. Opt. 24, 4439-4442 (1985)

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