Abstract

We have derived an expression for the combined effects of a converging beam of light and mirror misalignment on the interferograms obtained with a Michelson interferometer. Each effect has been considered separately by others and leads to symmetric interferograms whose modulation is less than 100%. The combined effect produces an asymmetry in the interferogram as well as a decrease in the modulation. The magnitude of the asymmetric term is given in terms of the optical parameters of the interferometer.

© 1974 Optical Society of America

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  1. A. A. Michelson, Studies in Optics (University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 1927), p. 35.
  2. G. W. Stroke, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 47, 1097 (1957).
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  3. C. S. Williams, Appl. Opt. 5, 1084 (1966).
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1957 (1)

Michelson, A. A.

A. A. Michelson, Studies in Optics (University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 1927), p. 35.

Stroke, G. W.

Williams, C. S.

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A. A. Michelson, Studies in Optics (University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 1927), p. 35.

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