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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)

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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.

MYRON J. BLOCK and MARTIN HARWIT, "Free Surface of Liquids as an Optical Element," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 48, 480-480 (1958)

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