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Scatterplate Interferometry: A Diffraction Theory
Author(s): L. A. Johnson; John Hayes
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Paper Abstract

The Burch scatterplate interferometer is an extremely precise, equal path interferometer that provides direct wavefront information without the use of any precision optical components. This paper describes the use of Fourier transform techniques to provide a straightforward scalar diffraction theory of the interferometer. The results show the characteristic hot spot and speckle pattern seen in scatterplate interferograms. Practical applications of the theory are also discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 November 1980
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0190, Los Alamos Conference on Optics 1979, (13 November 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.957722
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L. A. Johnson, University of Arizona (United States)
John Hayes, University of Arizona (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0190:
Los Alamos Conference on Optics 1979
Donald H. Liebenberg, Editor(s)

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