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  • Vol. 9, Iss. 3 — Mar. 1, 1970
  • pp: 743–747

Interferometric Techniques for Measuring Dimensional Stability of Passive Etalons

C. F. Bruce and R. M. Duffy  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 9, Issue 3, pp. 743-747 (1970)

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Methods are described for investigating the dimensional stability of passive Fabry-Perot etalons with spacers made of low expansion materials. The measurements are made in terms of the Krypton 86 primary length standard which is reproducible to 1 part in 108. The precision of the measurements defined as LL when ΔL is the smallest detectable change in the optical length L is also of this order.

© 1970 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: September 2, 1969
Published: March 1, 1970

C. F. Bruce and R. M. Duffy, "Interferometric Techniques for Measuring Dimensional Stability of Passive Etalons," Appl. Opt. 9, 743-747 (1970)

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