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Whenever two beams interfere, one fringe equals one wave in the plane of interference, always
Author(s): Ray Williamson
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Paper Abstract

A tutorial on the subject of interferometer fringe scaling factors is offered. Various approaches are pursued in the hope of reaching a broad audience. The distinction between fringes and waves is established and maintained, and a procedure for interpreting interferograms is provided. Scale factors for various cases are shown.

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Date Published: 1 December 1991
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 1527, Current Developments in Optical Design and Optical Engineering, (1 December 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.48656
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Ray Williamson, Laser Power Optics (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1527:
Current Developments in Optical Design and Optical Engineering
Robert E. Fischer; Warren J. Smith, Editor(s)

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