Abstract

We propose an experimental method for the adjustment of an interferometer by amplitude division illuminated with a spatially incoherent source.

© 1990 Optical Society of America

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  1. J. M. Simon, S. A. Comastri, “Fringe Localization Depth,” Appl. Opt. 26, 5125–5129 (1987).
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Fig. 1

(a) Superior view of the interferometer: the rays that travel through branches 1 and 2 seem to intersect at P. (b) Lateral view: it can be seen that they are skew rays.

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Fig. 2

Scheme of the experimental setup used to adjust an interferometer. Objective O simulates different points of an extended source, and M is the microscope through which the interference diagram is observed.

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