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  • Vol. 5, Iss. 8 — Aug. 1, 1966
  • pp: 1297–1301

Automatic Control of the Spacing of Fabry–Perot Interferometers

J. V. Ramsay  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 5, Issue 8, pp. 1297-1301 (1966)

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The automatic control of the spacing of Fabry–Perot interferometers to transmit at a given wavelength is discussed, and an interferometer is described in which the plates are maintained parallel to within the accuracy of the plates themselves and at a preset spacing. The variation in mean spacing over test periods of several hours has not exceeded ± 0.7 nm despite temperature fluctuations and other uncontrolled environmental conditions.

© 1966 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: April 1, 1966
Published: August 1, 1966

J. V. Ramsay, "Automatic Control of the Spacing of Fabry–Perot Interferometers," Appl. Opt. 5, 1297-1301 (1966)

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