Abstract

Our method of matrix synthesis of optical components and instruments is applied to the derivation of Jones’s matrices appropriate for fourier interferometers (spectrometers and spectropolarimeters). These matrices are obtained for both the source beam and the detector beam. In the course of synthesis, Jones’s matrices of the various reflectors (plane mirrors; retroreflectors: roofed mirror, trihedral and prism cube corner, cat’s eye) used by these interferometers are also obtained.

© 1971 Optical Society of America

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