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Applied Optics

APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 6, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 1967
  • pp: 1930–1933

A Method for Producing Precisely Confocal Resonators for Scanning Interferometers

John R. Johnson  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 6, Issue 11, pp. 1930-1933 (1967)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.6.001930


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Abstract

The desirability of using confocal cavities in scanning interferometers is discussed and a method for fabricating such cavities is described. This method makes use of the fact that in a confocal cavity the minimum spot size, and hence the extent of any combination of cavity modes, is stationary with respect to small changes in the cavity length. A method for reducing wedge in the cavity to small values is also presented. Tolerances are discussed and performance figures for two interferometers produced this way are given.

© 1967 Optical Society of America

History
Original Manuscript: June 2, 1967
Published: November 1, 1967

Citation
John R. Johnson, "A Method for Producing Precisely Confocal Resonators for Scanning Interferometers," Appl. Opt. 6, 1930-1933 (1967)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-6-11-1930

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