The principle of the novel static polarization wind imaging interferometer (NSPWII) [ Acta Opt. Sin. 28, 700 (2008)] based on a pyramid prism is described. Since the measured wind velocity and temperature depend on the transmittance of the pyramid prism, the deflection of the prism introduced by vibration would produce some measuring errors. In this paper, with an assumed deflection case, we analyze its influence on the derived wind velocity and temperature theoretically. The relative error of the inversion temperature and variety of the inversion velocity as they changed with the deflection angle are discussed.
© 2011 Optical Society of America
Atmospheric and Oceanic Optics
Original Manuscript: May 26, 2011
Revised Manuscript: September 4, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: September 5, 2011
Published: November 9, 2011
Chunmin Zhang, Qingmiao Wu, and Tingkui Mu, "Influences of pyramid prism deflection on inversion of wind velocity and temperature in a novel static polarization wind imaging interferometer," Appl. Opt. 50, 6134-6139 (2011)