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  • Vol. 4, Iss. 6 — Nov. 1, 1920
  • pp: 407–412

THE TESTING OF PLANE SURFACES BY INTERFERENCE METHODS

C. G. PETERS and H. S. BOYD

JOSA, Vol. 4, Issue 6, pp. 407-412 (1920)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSA.4.000407


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C. G. PETERS and H. S. BOYD, "THE TESTING OF PLANE SURFACES BY INTERFERENCE METHODS," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 4, 407-412 (1920)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josa/abstract.cfm?URI=josa-4-6-407


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References

  1. Only under special cases is this phase change exactly a half wave length; but it is seldom necessary, as in the present case, to determine its exact value.
  2. Michelson: Phil. Mag., Vol. I3, p. 239; 1882.
  3. Pulfrich: Zeits. f. Inst., Vol. 18, p. 261; 1898.
  4. Schultz: Zeits. f. Inst., Vol. 36, p. 252; 1914.
  5. Brodhun and Schönrock: Zcits. f. Inst., Vol. 22, p. 355; 1902.
  6. Laurent: Comptes Rendus, Vol. 96, p. 1883.
  7. The fact should be stressed here, however, that the fringe marks the line of constant thickness of the film only when the direction of view is perpendicular to the film over the whole film. Observed obliquely, straight fringes do not indicate that the tested surface is plane, as shown below.

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