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  • Vol. 39, Iss. 13 — May. 1, 2000
  • pp: 2116–2121

Reflective grating interferometer in a noncollimated configuration

Pietro Ferraro, Sergio De Nicola, Andrea Finizio, and Giovanni Pierattini  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 39, Issue 13, pp. 2116-2121 (2000)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.39.002116


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Abstract

A third-order aberration analysis for a reflective grating interferometer (RGI) is developed for a noncollimated configuration. In such a configuration the RGI is still a folded and reversing interferometer that is sensitive only to coma aberration, as it is in the collimated configuration. However, for an unaberrated input beam converging on a plane grating, the reflective grating of the interferometer introduces self-aberrations. Consequently, a nonnull fringe pattern is obtained. Nevertheless, a RGI in the noncollimated configuration has the potential to be applied for isolating and measuring coma, and a possible configuration for this application is proposed. As an example of the application, the coma of a large mirror could be isolated and measured by use of a converged configuration to avoid the main limitation in using the RGI in a configuration with a nearly collimated beam.

© 2000 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(090.1000) Holography : Aberration compensation
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(220.0220) Optical design and fabrication : Optical design and fabrication
(220.4840) Optical design and fabrication : Testing
(230.4040) Optical devices : Mirrors

History
Original Manuscript: September 20, 1999
Revised Manuscript: January 24, 2000
Published: May 1, 2000

Citation
Pietro Ferraro, Sergio De Nicola, Andrea Finizio, and Giovanni Pierattini, "Reflective grating interferometer in a noncollimated configuration," Appl. Opt. 39, 2116-2121 (2000)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-39-13-2116

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