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  • Vol. 48, Iss. 7 — Jul. 1, 1958
  • pp: 480–480

Free Surface of Liquids as an Optical Element

MYRON J. BLOCK and MARTIN HARWIT  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA, Vol. 48, Issue 7, pp. 480-480 (1958)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSA.48.000480


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Abstract

A new type of optical element using the free surface of a liquid having an arbitrary surface temperature distribution is described. Besides making arbitrarily deformed surfaces possible, it permits the use of feedback in optical systems.

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MYRON J. BLOCK and MARTIN HARWIT, "Free Surface of Liquids as an Optical Element," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 48, 480-480 (1958)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josa/abstract.cfm?URI=josa-48-7-480


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