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Optical Engineering

Single shot lateral shear interferometer with variable shear
Author(s): Claas Falldorf; Reiner Klattenhoff; Ralf B. Bergmann
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Paper Abstract

We present a shear interferometer that is based on an air wedge placed in the Fourier domain of a 4f-configuration as the shearing element. The two images are formed by the reflections from the front and reverse surfaces of the wedge. Due to a lateral displacement of the reflected beams in the Fourier domain, the interference pattern in the sensor domain is modulated by carrier fringes. Hence, the system is capable of single shot operation. The great advantage of this configuration over already existing shearing setups that make use of air wedges is that the shear can be set independently from the carrier modulation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 May 2015
PDF: 6 pages
Opt. Eng. 54(5) 054105 doi: 10.1117/1.OE.54.5.054105
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 54, Issue 5
Show Author Affiliations
Claas Falldorf, Bremer Institut für angewandte Strahltechnik GmbH (Germany)
Reiner Klattenhoff, Bremer Institut für angewandte Strahltechnik GmbH (Germany)
Ralf B. Bergmann, Bremer Institut für angewandte Strahltechnik GmbH (Germany)
University of Bremen (Germany)

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