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  • Vol. 69, Iss. 9 — Sep. 1, 1979
  • pp: 1305–1308

Energy distribution in a scatterplate interferometer

Lawrence F. Rubin and James C. Wyant  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA, Vol. 69, Issue 9, pp. 1305-1308 (1979)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSA.69.001305


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Abstract

In this paper, a Fourier-optics approach to scatterplate interferometry is introduced. In particular, it is used to explain how energy is conserved for both “phase” and “density” type scatterplates.

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Lawrence F. Rubin and James C. Wyant, "Energy distribution in a scatterplate interferometer," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 69, 1305-1308 (1979)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josa/abstract.cfm?URI=josa-69-9-1305


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References

  1. J. M. Burch, "Scatter Fringe Interferometry," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 52, 600 (1962).
  2. R. M. Scott, "Scatter Plate Interferometry," Appl. Opt. 8, 531–537 (1969).
  3. J. B. Houston, Jr., "How to Make and Use a Scatterplate In Interferometer," Opt. Spectra 4, 32 (1970).
  4. J. D. Gaskill, Linear Systems, Fourier Transforms, and Optics (Wiley-Interscience, New York, 1978) p. 216.

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