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  • Vol. 34, Iss. 22 — Aug. 1, 1995
  • pp: 4731–4734

Effect of numerical aperture on interference fringe spacing

C. J. R. Sheppard and K. G. Larkin  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 34, Issue 22, pp. 4731-4734 (1995)

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The effect of numerical aperture on the fringe spacing in interferometry is analyzed by the use of wave optics. The results are compared with published experimental results, and the influence of apodization of the wave front is discussed. The effects of central obscuration and surface tilt are also considered.

© 1995 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: July 11, 1994
Revised Manuscript: December 1, 1994
Published: August 1, 1995

C. J. R. Sheppard and K. G. Larkin, "Effect of numerical aperture on interference fringe spacing," Appl. Opt. 34, 4731-4734 (1995)

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