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Design and fabrication of a two-beam prism interferometer
Author(s): M. Abolhassani; M. Esmaeili
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Paper Abstract

A new type of amplitude-division two-beam interferometer using a prism is proposed. The prism performs the beamsplitter and one arm of the interferometer. Any plane parallel plate is not employed in the interferometer, and any of its components surfaces doesn't need to anti-reflecting or semi-transparent coating. It doesn't produce spurious fringes when is well-adjusted. In the case of using a monochromatic point source, quality of the fringes obtained by this interferometer is comparable with the one obtained by the Michelson interferometer.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 November 2010
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 7849, Optical Design and Testing IV, 784934 (9 November 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.871798
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M. Abolhassani, Arak Univ. (Iran, Islamic Republic of)
M. Esmaeili, Arak Univ. (Iran, Islamic Republic of)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7849:
Optical Design and Testing IV
Yongtian Wang; Julie Bentley; Chunlei Du; Kimio Tatsuno; Hendrik P. Urbach, Editor(s)

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