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Dispersed Rayleigh interferometer
Author(s): Shanshan Wang; Qiudong Zhu; Genrui Cao
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Paper Abstract

In order to further improve the performance of Rayleigh Interferometer (RI) used for measurement of gas/liquid index, a Dispersed Rayleigh Interferometer (DRI), which uses a broadband source and disperses monochromatic interference pattern perpendicular to the direction of baseline, is proposed to expand measurement range and to acquire optical path difference dynamically by only one frame of interference pattern. At the same time, an algorithm used to analyse the interference pattern automatically is proposed. A DRI which uses a pair of transmissive phase plates used for generating optical path difference has been built up. The measurement range reaches 200μm, measurement error is less than 20nm and repeatability is better than 2nm in whole range. Good performance of DRI makes itself to be a suitable approach not only used in the conventional measurement of gas/quid index, but also in other aspects, for example, co-phasing of segmented mirrors for large telescopes.

Paper Details

Date Published: 20 May 2009
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 7283, 4th International Symposium on Advanced Optical Manufacturing and Testing Technologies: Optical Test and Measurement Technology and Equipment, 72833G (20 May 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.828774
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Shanshan Wang, Beijing Institute of Technology (China)
Qiudong Zhu, Beijing Institute of Technology (China)
Genrui Cao, Beijing Institute of Technology (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7283:
4th International Symposium on Advanced Optical Manufacturing and Testing Technologies: Optical Test and Measurement Technology and Equipment
Yudong Zhang; James C. Wyant; Robert A. Smythe; Hexin Wang, Editor(s)

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