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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 18 — Sep. 15, 2009
  • pp: 2727–2729

Shearing interferometer based on the birefringent properties of a spatial light modulator

Claas Falldorf, Stefan Osten, Christoph v. Kopylow, and Werner Jüptner  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 18, pp. 2727-2729 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.34.002727


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Abstract

We present a shearing interferometer that is based on the birefringent properties of a phase-only spatial light modulator. The main advantages of this approach are the high flexibility, the robustness, and the light efficiency. In contrast to already existing methods the suppression of unwanted diffraction orders is not required.

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OCIS Codes
(010.7350) Atmospheric and oceanic optics : Wave-front sensing
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(230.6120) Optical devices : Spatial light modulators

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

History
Original Manuscript: April 16, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: July 27, 2009
Published: September 4, 2009

Citation
Claas Falldorf, Stefan Osten, Christoph v. Kopylow, and Werner Jüptner, "Shearing interferometer based on the birefringent properties of a spatial light modulator," Opt. Lett. 34, 2727-2729 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-34-18-2727

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