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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 2006
  • pp: 3847–3852

Common-path interferometer with diffractive lens

Henna Elfström, Anni Lehmuskero, Toni Saastamoinen, Markku Kuittinen, and Pasi Vahimaa  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 9, pp. 3847-3852 (2006)

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We introduce a novel common-path interferometric measurement setup for optical quality testing. The setup is based on an optimized diffractive lens which produces two diffraction orders with equal efficiency and thus forms two interfering beams without any beam splitting or mirror alignments. The fabrication steps of the diffractive element are presented and the testing of the setup with injection molded millimeter scale lenses is briefly discussed.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(050.1940) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

Original Manuscript: February 28, 2006
Revised Manuscript: April 7, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: April 13, 2006
Published: May 1, 2006

Henna Elfström, Anni Lehmuskero, Toni Saastamoinen, Markku Kuittinen, and Pasi Vahimaa, "Common-path interferometer with diffractive lens," Opt. Express 14, 3847-3852 (2006)

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