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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 45, Iss. 8 — Mar. 10, 2006
  • pp: 1725–1729

Angle amplification for nanoradian measurements

Marco Pisani and Milena Astrua  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 45, Issue 8, pp. 1725-1729 (2006)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.45.001725


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Abstract

A method to amplify the rotation angle of a mirror, based on multiple reflections between two quasi-parallel mirrors, is presented. The method allows rotations of fractions of nanoradians to be measured with a simple setup. The working principle, the experimental setup, and the results are presented.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(080.2740) Geometric optics : Geometric optical design
(120.3930) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Metrological instrumentation

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

History
Original Manuscript: August 12, 2005
Manuscript Accepted: September 21, 2005

Citation
Marco Pisani and Milena Astrua, "Angle amplification for nanoradian measurements," Appl. Opt. 45, 1725-1729 (2006)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-45-8-1725


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