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The effect of the Gaussian inhomogeneity of a laser beam on the interferometric measurement error
Author(s): V. G. Maximov; G. V. Simonova; V. A. Tartakovsky
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Paper Abstract

The accuracy of an interference measurement experiment depends on the conditions of the fringe pattern formation. This work is a study into the influence of the Gaussian inhomogeneity of a laser beam on the error of the wavefront reconstruction. The illuminating laser beam is represented as a Gaussian model. It has been demonstrated that the efficient size of the laser beam influences the measurement error, and this effect is the most pronounced in evaluation of the interferograms with a small number of fringes, especially during high-precision measurements.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 April 2006
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 6160, Twelfth Joint International Symposium on Atmospheric and Ocean Optics/Atmospheric Physics, 616013 (21 April 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.675247
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V. G. Maximov, Institute for Monitoring of Climatic and Ecological Systems (Russia)
G. V. Simonova, Institute for Monitoring of Climatic and Ecological Systems (Russia)
V. A. Tartakovsky, Institute for Monitoring of Climatic and Ecological Systems (Russia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6160:
Twelfth Joint International Symposium on Atmospheric and Ocean Optics/Atmospheric Physics
Gelii A. Zherebtsov; Gennadii G. Matvienko, Editor(s)

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