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Versatile Interferometer For Shop Use
Author(s): W. Scott Smith
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Paper Abstract

The Shack interferometer described i this paper is an unequal-path instrument which has demonstrated its utility in an optical shop environment. Its light weight and compact size make it a favored test instrument. In its standard configuration it is used in a variety of optical shop tests. ty the addition of a knife blade or wire, the instrument is converted to a monochromatic Foucault or wire tester thereby increasing its versatility. Its simplicity and low cost allow it to be readily built into special purpose test fixtures.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 December 1979
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0192, Interferometry, (25 December 1979); doi: 10.1117/12.957831
Show Author Affiliations
W. Scott Smith, Tucson Optical Research Corporation (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0192:
George W. Hopkins, Editor(s)

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