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  • Vol. 39, Iss. 34 — Dec. 1, 2000
  • pp: 6515–6517

Nonlinear Filtering in Two-Beam Interferometer

Alexander Parfenev  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 39, Issue 34, pp. 6515-6517 (2000)

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A nonlinear filtering setup visualizes wave-front aberrations. In a single-beam scheme, however, the negative and positive phase shifts cannot be distinguished. As an improvement, a two-beam nonlinear scheme is proposed. It has self-aligning properties and mechanical stability, and can be used for remote testing of large optical objects such as photolithography masks, liquid crystal substrates, jet streams and turbulence.

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Alexander Parfenev, "Nonlinear Filtering in Two-Beam Interferometer," Appl. Opt. 39, 6515-6517 (2000)

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