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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 51, Iss. 21 — Jul. 20, 2012
  • pp: 5004–5010

Design of interference using coherent beams configured as a six-sided pyramid

Yoshiki Nakata, Keiichi Murakawa, Kenji Sonoda, Kazuma Momoo, and Noriaki Miyanaga  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 51, Issue 21, pp. 5004-5010 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.51.005004


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Abstract

Various interference pattern formations have been investigated using six countering laser beams that form a six-sided pyramid. Phase shift and amplitude variations among the interfering beams are very useful for designing interference patterns summarized here. The interference patterns are categorized into 32 unit figures, and structural changes with different thresholds are investigated in detail.

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OCIS Codes
(050.5080) Diffraction and gratings : Phase shift
(260.3160) Physical optics : Interference
(350.3390) Other areas of optics : Laser materials processing
(160.3918) Materials : Metamaterials
(110.4235) Imaging systems : Nanolithography
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics

ToC Category:
Optoelectronics

History
Original Manuscript: March 28, 2012
Revised Manuscript: May 19, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: May 27, 2012
Published: July 11, 2012

Citation
Yoshiki Nakata, Keiichi Murakawa, Kenji Sonoda, Kazuma Momoo, and Noriaki Miyanaga, "Design of interference using coherent beams configured as a six-sided pyramid," Appl. Opt. 51, 5004-5010 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-51-21-5004


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