Abstract

This Letter discusses the premise that using a Fabry-Perot for velocity measurements wastes most of the energy arriving at the input mirror and suggests a way to use more of the energy.

© 1989 Optical Society of America

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  1. C. Dufour, “Use of the Fabry-Perot Interferometer for the Study of Feeble Satellites,” Rev. Opt. 24, 11 (1945).
  2. I. M. Nagibina, A. N. Korolev, “A Study of Some of the Properties of a Fabry-Perot Etalon with a Small Transparent Window,” Opt. Spectrosc. 15, 225 (1963).
  3. C. F. McMillan et al., “Velocimetry of Fast Surfaces Using Fabry-Perot Interferometry,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 59, 1 (1988).
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1988 (1)

C. F. McMillan et al., “Velocimetry of Fast Surfaces Using Fabry-Perot Interferometry,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 59, 1 (1988).
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1963 (1)

I. M. Nagibina, A. N. Korolev, “A Study of Some of the Properties of a Fabry-Perot Etalon with a Small Transparent Window,” Opt. Spectrosc. 15, 225 (1963).

1945 (1)

C. Dufour, “Use of the Fabry-Perot Interferometer for the Study of Feeble Satellites,” Rev. Opt. 24, 11 (1945).

Dufour, C.

C. Dufour, “Use of the Fabry-Perot Interferometer for the Study of Feeble Satellites,” Rev. Opt. 24, 11 (1945).

Korolev, A. N.

I. M. Nagibina, A. N. Korolev, “A Study of Some of the Properties of a Fabry-Perot Etalon with a Small Transparent Window,” Opt. Spectrosc. 15, 225 (1963).

McMillan, C. F.

C. F. McMillan et al., “Velocimetry of Fast Surfaces Using Fabry-Perot Interferometry,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 59, 1 (1988).
[CrossRef]

Nagibina, I. M.

I. M. Nagibina, A. N. Korolev, “A Study of Some of the Properties of a Fabry-Perot Etalon with a Small Transparent Window,” Opt. Spectrosc. 15, 225 (1963).

Opt. Spectrosc. (1)

I. M. Nagibina, A. N. Korolev, “A Study of Some of the Properties of a Fabry-Perot Etalon with a Small Transparent Window,” Opt. Spectrosc. 15, 225 (1963).

Rev. Opt. (1)

C. Dufour, “Use of the Fabry-Perot Interferometer for the Study of Feeble Satellites,” Rev. Opt. 24, 11 (1945).

Rev. Sci. Instrum. (1)

C. F. McMillan et al., “Velocimetry of Fast Surfaces Using Fabry-Perot Interferometry,” Rev. Sci. Instrum. 59, 1 (1988).
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Figures (2)

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Fig. 1

Schematic view of Fabry-Perot mirrors with a transparent window.

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Fig. 2

Schematic view of Fabry-Perot as used for velocimetry with a cylindrical lens focusing the light onto a stripe on the input mirror.

Equations (5)

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k υ = d w 2 16 h λ ,
k 1 = d w 2 4 h λ .
f 2 = d 2 h 4 k λ .
η circle = 1 1 ( d w 2 f θ 0 ) 2 ,
η stripe = 1 1 ( d w 2 f θ 0 ) .

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