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The Role Of Shear In Interferometry
Author(s): W. H. Steel
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Paper Abstract

The shear in an interferometer system depends not only on the type of interferometer and its adjustment but also on how the interferometer is used. It is the important parameter that enters into measurements of spatial coherence, from which such quantities as stellar diameters can be derived, and of wavefronts by common-path interferometry. In association with the tilt, the shear determines where the fringes are localized, and its variation can give a scan of this localization.

Paper Details

Date Published: 30 December 1981
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0288, Los Alamos Conf on Optics '81, (30 December 1981); doi: 10.1117/12.932103
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W. H. Steel, CSIRO Division of Applied Physics (Australia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0288:
Los Alamos Conf on Optics '81
Donald H. Liebenberg, Editor(s)

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