OSA's Digital Library

Applied Optics

Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 30, Iss. 7 — Mar. 1, 1991
  • pp: 765–769

Higher-order analysis of four-beam cross grating interferometers

Yih-Shyang Cheng  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 30, Issue 7, pp. 765-769 (1991)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.30.000765


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (664 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

Both on- and off-axis four-beam interference patterns are analyzed using ray tracing. The cross gratinglike interference pattern is accompanied by an extra term which consists of two orthogonal two-beam interference patterns. When partially coherent light is used, the extra term generally degrades the contrast of the cross gratinglike pattern unless some special kinds of source are utilized. With gratings of high spatial frequencies, the amplitude of the extra term can become large compared with the desired term. Consequently, the localized cross gratinglike pattern is changed to be periodic in different directions.

© 1991 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: February 23, 1989
Published: March 1, 1991

Citation
Yih-Shyang Cheng, "Higher-order analysis of four-beam cross grating interferometers," Appl. Opt. 30, 765-769 (1991)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-30-7-765

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Log in to access OSA Member Subscription

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited