OSA's Digital Library

Applied Optics

Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 41, Iss. 25 — Sep. 1, 2002
  • pp: 5313–5316

One-Beam Interferometer by Beam Folding

José A. Ferrari and Erna M. Frins  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 41, Issue 25, pp. 5313-5316 (2002)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.41.005313


View Full Text Article

Acrobat PDF (741 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

A novel one-beam interferometer based on beam folding is described. The device resembles a Mach-Zehnder interferometer in which the two arms are located together in one collimated beam. Different halves of the same beam interfere with the help of a mirror—with its reflecting surface along the axis of the optical system—placed near the focal plane of the imaging lens. Phase-delay control is achieved by application of an electrical potential to a Pockels cell, which permits the use of techniques of phase-stepping interferometry.

© 2002 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(050.5080) Diffraction and gratings : Phase shift
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
(350.5030) Other areas of optics : Phase

Citation
José A. Ferrari and Erna M. Frins, "One-Beam Interferometer by Beam Folding," Appl. Opt. 41, 5313-5316 (2002)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-41-25-5313


Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset

References

  1. M. Born and E. Wolf, Principles of Optics, 6th ed. (Pergamon, London, 1989), Chap. 7.
  2. R. Smartt and W. Steel, “Theory and applications of the point diffraction interferometer,” in Proceedings of the ICO Conference on Optical Methods in Science and Industrial Measurements, Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. Suppl. 14–1, 351–356 (1975).
  3. J. A. Ferrari, E. M. Frins, D. Perciante, and A. Dubra, “Robust one-beam interferometer with phase-delay control,” Opt. Lett. 24, 1272–1274 (1999).

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.


« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited