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The Shack Interferometer
Author(s): Roland V. Shack; George W. Hopkins
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes an unequal-path interferometer that requires only one precision component and that can be constructed as a compact and inexpensive instrument. Principles of operation are outlined, and requirements for optical components and alignment are investigated. An actual instrument and considerations for its design are described.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 November 1977
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0126, Clever Optics: Innovative Applications of Optics, (21 November 1977); doi: 10.1117/12.955902
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Roland V. Shack, University of Arizona (United States)
George W. Hopkins, University of Arizona (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0126:
Clever Optics: Innovative Applications of Optics
N. Balasubramanian; James C. Wyant, Editor(s)

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