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Performance Characteristics Of A Refractively Scanned Michelson Interferometer
Author(s): W. M. Doyle; B. C. McIntosh
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Paper Abstract

An earlier paper described a family of two-beam interferometers in which path length scanning is accomplished by translating a wedge shaped refractive element across one of the interferometer arms. These refractively scanned interferometers (RSI's) were shown to have a number of theoretical advantages over conventional moving mirror Michelson interferometers. The present paper discusses the practical implications of these advantages, provides experimental confirmation of their magnitudes, and presents data illustrating the overall performance of one particular RSI design, the "TRANSEPT" interferometer.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 October 1981
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 0289, 1981 Intl Conf on Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy, (29 October 1981); doi: 10.1117/12.932130
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W. M. Doyle, Laser Precision Corp. (United States)
B. C. McIntosh, Laser Precision Corp. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0289:
1981 Intl Conf on Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy
Hajime Sakai, Editor(s)

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