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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: James C. Wyant
  • Vol. 46, Iss. 33 — Nov. 20, 2007
  • pp: 8039–8044

Measurements of the small wave tilt using the optical vortex interferometer with the Wollaston compensator

Agnieszka Popiołek-Masajada, Piotr Kurzynowski, Władysław A. Woźniak, and Monika Borwińska  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 46, Issue 33, pp. 8039-8044 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.46.008039


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Abstract

A classical Mach-Zehnder two-beam interferometer was modernized using the Wollaston compensator, which allowed obtaining a stable set of specific optical markers--optical vortices. This new interferometer setup that generated optical vortices was used to measure small angle tilt. The theoretical basis of setups behavior has been described. The value of the described setup was confirmed by practical experiments.

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OCIS Codes
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(260.5430) Physical optics : Polarization
(080.4865) Geometric optics : Optical vortices
(260.6042) Physical optics : Singular optics

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

History
Original Manuscript: June 21, 2007
Revised Manuscript: September 7, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: October 4, 2007
Published: November 15, 2007

Citation
Agnieszka Popiołek-Masajada, Piotr Kurzynowski, Władysław A. Woźniak, and Monika Borwińska, "Measurements of the small wave tilt using the optical vortex interferometer with the Wollaston compensator," Appl. Opt. 46, 8039-8044 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-46-33-8039


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