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  • Vol. 31, Iss. 28 — Oct. 1, 1992
  • pp: 5984–5987

Direct determination of focal length by using Talbot interferometry

Kuppuswamy Venkatesan Sriram, Mahendra Prasad Kothiyal, and Rajpal Singh Sirohi  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 31, Issue 28, pp. 5984-5987 (1992)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.31.005984


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Abstract

A new and simple technique for the determination of the focal length of positive lenses and concave spherical surfaces by Talbot interferometry is described. Results of measurements are presented. We show that high measurement accuracy can be achieved with this technique.

© 1992 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: August 16, 1991
Published: October 1, 1992

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Kuppuswamy Venkatesan Sriram, Mahendra Prasad Kothiyal, and Rajpal Singh Sirohi, "Direct determination of focal length by using Talbot interferometry," Appl. Opt. 31, 5984-5987 (1992)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-31-28-5984


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