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  • Vol. 34, Iss. 15 — May. 20, 1995
  • pp: 2615–2618

High-finesse interferometers

K. S. Repasky, L. E. Watson, and J. L. Carlsten  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 34, Issue 15, pp. 2615-2618 (1995)

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A detailed plan for the construction and use of a nonconfocal cavity used as a high-finesse interferometer is presented. The interferometer has a free spectral range of 15 GHz, with a finesse of over 30,000.

© 1995 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: June 23, 1994
Revised Manuscript: November 29, 1994
Published: May 20, 1995

K. S. Repasky, L. E. Watson, and J. L. Carlsten, "High-finesse interferometers," Appl. Opt. 34, 2615-2618 (1995)

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