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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 48, Iss. 2 — Jan. 10, 2009
  • pp: 397–400

Dual-prism interferometer for collimation testing

King Ung Hii and Kuan Hiang Kwek  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 48, Issue 2, pp. 397-400 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.48.000397


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Abstract

An air-wedge lateral-shear interferometer using two prisms is presented. With a variable shear, the interferometer is suitable for testing collimation of a wide range of beam sizes down to a few millimeters in diameter. No antireflection coatings are necessary. Collimation for a light source with short coherent length is also demonstrated.

© 2009 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(120.1680) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Collimation
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(120.3940) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Metrology

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

History
Original Manuscript: October 15, 2008
Revised Manuscript: December 18, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: December 19, 2008
Published: January 8, 2009

Citation
King Ung Hii and Kuan Hiang Kwek, "Dual-prism interferometer for collimation testing," Appl. Opt. 48, 397-400 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-48-2-397

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