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  • Vol. 32, Iss. 31 — Nov. 1, 1993
  • pp: 6242–6249

Three-wave lateral shearing interferometer

Jerome Primot  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 32, Issue 31, pp. 6242-6249 (1993)

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The three-wave lateral shearing interferometer is an interferometer specially designed for optical testing. It determines three noncollinear phase gradients from one single-fringe pattern. From these quantities, two orthogonal derivatives and the measurement error are estimated, allowing the reconstruction of the aberrated wave front. This new interferometer has several benefits; among them is that its sensitivity and dynamics can be easily adjusted to the analyzed aberrations.

© 1993 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: August 10, 1992
Published: November 1, 1993

Jerome Primot, "Three-wave lateral shearing interferometer," Appl. Opt. 32, 6242-6249 (1993)

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