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APPLICATIONS-CENTERED RESEARCH IN OPTICS

  • Vol. 9, Iss. 4 — Apr. 1, 1970
  • pp: 948–952

A Rugged Inexpensive Shearing Interferometer

J. G. Kelley and R. A. Hargreaves  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 9, Issue 4, pp. 948-952 (1970)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.9.000948


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Abstract

A portable, rugged, inexpensive shearing interferometer is described and evaluated. Originally intended for application to plasma and flow analysis, it is also a suitable instructional aid. The shearing is obtained by the offset of the reflection from the first surface of a mirror relative to the reflection from the second surface when the mirror is set at an angle to the illuminating beam. The sensitivity is equivalent to that of a schlieren system. However, no schlieren quality components are involved and there are no critical adjustments or dimensions.

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History
Original Manuscript: September 3, 1969
Published: April 1, 1970

Citation
J. G. Kelley and R. A. Hargreaves, "A Rugged Inexpensive Shearing Interferometer," Appl. Opt. 9, 948-952 (1970)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-9-4-948


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