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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 2012
  • pp: 4413–4415

Spatial heterodyne interferometry with polarization gratings

Michael W. Kudenov, Matthew N. Miskiewicz, Michael J. Escuti, and Eustace L. Dereniak  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 21, pp. 4413-4415 (2012)

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The implementation of a polarization-based spatial heterodyne interferometer (SHI) is described. While a conventional SHI uses a Michelson interferometer and diffraction gratings, our SHI exploits mechanically robust Wollaston prisms and polarization gratings. A theoretical model for the polarization SHI is provided and validated with data from our proof of concept experiments. This device is expected to provide a compact monolithic sensor for subangstrom resolution spectroscopy in remote sensing, biomedical imaging, and machine vision applications.

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OCIS Codes
(120.3180) Instrumentation, measurement, and metrology : Interferometry
(300.6300) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, Fourier transforms
(300.6310) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, heterodyne

ToC Category:
Instrumentation, Measurement, and Metrology

Original Manuscript: August 17, 2012
Revised Manuscript: September 20, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: September 20, 2012
Published: October 19, 2012

Michael W. Kudenov, Matthew N. Miskiewicz, Michael J. Escuti, and Eustace L. Dereniak, "Spatial heterodyne interferometry with polarization gratings," Opt. Lett. 37, 4413-4415 (2012)

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