Abstract

In this paper, we describe two compact cyclic interferometers which can be used for the testing of right-angle prisms; with some modifications they can also be used for testing convergent wave fronts.

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  1. W. Steel, Interferometry (Cambridge U.P., London, 1967), p. 94.
  2. P. Hariharan, D. Sen, J. Sci. Instrum. 37, 374 (1960).
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  3. M. V. R. K. Murty, Appl. Opt. 3, 535 (1964).
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  4. W. H. Steel, J. Sci. Instrum. 42, 105 (1965).
    [CrossRef]
  5. M. V. R. K. Murty, in Optical Shop TestingD. Malacara, Ed. (Wiley, New York, 1978), Chap. 4, p. 105.
  6. M. V. R. K. Murty, D. Malacara, in Optical Shop Testing, D. Malacara, Ed. (Wiley, New York, 1978), Chaps. 1 and 2, pp. 1 and 47.
  7. Ref. 5, p. 128.

1965 (1)

W. H. Steel, J. Sci. Instrum. 42, 105 (1965).
[CrossRef]

1964 (1)

1960 (1)

P. Hariharan, D. Sen, J. Sci. Instrum. 37, 374 (1960).
[CrossRef]

Hariharan, P.

P. Hariharan, D. Sen, J. Sci. Instrum. 37, 374 (1960).
[CrossRef]

Malacara, D.

M. V. R. K. Murty, D. Malacara, in Optical Shop Testing, D. Malacara, Ed. (Wiley, New York, 1978), Chaps. 1 and 2, pp. 1 and 47.

Murty, M. V. R. K.

M. V. R. K. Murty, Appl. Opt. 3, 535 (1964).
[CrossRef]

M. V. R. K. Murty, in Optical Shop TestingD. Malacara, Ed. (Wiley, New York, 1978), Chap. 4, p. 105.

M. V. R. K. Murty, D. Malacara, in Optical Shop Testing, D. Malacara, Ed. (Wiley, New York, 1978), Chaps. 1 and 2, pp. 1 and 47.

Sen, D.

P. Hariharan, D. Sen, J. Sci. Instrum. 37, 374 (1960).
[CrossRef]

Steel, W.

W. Steel, Interferometry (Cambridge U.P., London, 1967), p. 94.

Steel, W. H.

W. H. Steel, J. Sci. Instrum. 42, 105 (1965).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Opt. (1)

J. Sci. Instrum. (2)

P. Hariharan, D. Sen, J. Sci. Instrum. 37, 374 (1960).
[CrossRef]

W. H. Steel, J. Sci. Instrum. 42, 105 (1965).
[CrossRef]

Other (4)

M. V. R. K. Murty, in Optical Shop TestingD. Malacara, Ed. (Wiley, New York, 1978), Chap. 4, p. 105.

M. V. R. K. Murty, D. Malacara, in Optical Shop Testing, D. Malacara, Ed. (Wiley, New York, 1978), Chaps. 1 and 2, pp. 1 and 47.

Ref. 5, p. 128.

W. Steel, Interferometry (Cambridge U.P., London, 1967), p. 94.

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Figures (6)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Compact cyclic interferometer for testing the right-angle prism A.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Diagram for a compact cyclic interferometer for testing the right-angle prism A.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Experimental arrangement for this kind of interferometer.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Interferogram showing an angle error with the interferometer shown in Fig. 2.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Cyclic interferometer of Fig. 1 with lenses to compensate for spherical aberration.

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

Lateral shear interferogram for a convergent beam coming from the lens shown in the arrangement of Fig. 3.

Equations (3)

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d = λ / sin 4 α
d = λ / ( sin 4 α cos 2 α ) = λ 2 sin 2 α .
r = D 2 26 , e = D 2 ( 26 5 ) .

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