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  • Vol. 48, Iss. 6 — Jun. 1, 1958
  • pp: 375–379

Fringe Sharpening in Divided Beam Interferometers

WILLIAM PRIMAK  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA, Vol. 48, Issue 6, pp. 375-379 (1958)

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The development of sharpened fringes in long path length interferometers (like the Twyman-Green, Mach-Zehnder, and series) by intensity and by multiple reflection is described. The cause of the extreme localization of some of the multiple-reflection fringe patterns is discussed.

WILLIAM PRIMAK, "Fringe Sharpening in Divided Beam Interferometers," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 48, 375-379 (1958)

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