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  • Vol. 6, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 1967
  • pp: 137–140

A New Interferometer Capable of Measuring Small Optical Path Differences

Robert E. Kinzly  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 6, Issue 1, pp. 137-140 (1967)

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This paper reports the development of a new type of interferometer capable of measuring optical path differences of λ/1000 or less. Experiments that verify this capability were performed and are reported. The interferometer exhibits, in addition to a high sensitivity, an advantage of increased environmental stability over more conventional interferometers which depend upon optical path changes manifested as fringe shifts.

© 1967 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: April 11, 1966
Published: January 1, 1967

Robert E. Kinzly, "A New Interferometer Capable of Measuring Small Optical Path Differences," Appl. Opt. 6, 137-140 (1967)

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