Abstract

A new (to our knowledge) technique for the generation of white light Young’s type fringes using a cyclic path optical configuration is presented. The effect of the size of an incoherent broadband light source on the fringe visibility is discussed. Applications and advantages of the technique are described.

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2007 (1)

J. F. Barrera, F. F. Medina, and J. G. Swerquia, “Discussion on Fresnel's mirrors and Young's double slit interferometers,” Optik (Jena) 118, 402-406 (2007).
[CrossRef]

2006 (1)

2002 (1)

1993 (1)

U. Eichmann, J. C. Bergquist, J. J. Bollinger, and M. G. Raizen, “Young's interference experiment with light scattered from two atoms,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 70, 2359-2363 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1991 (1)

1983 (1)

1978 (1)

C. P. Grover, “Young's fringes at infinity in diffused light with dark central fringes,” Opt. Commun. 24, 113-115(1978).
[CrossRef]

1968 (1)

K. Yoshihara, “On the triangular path interferometer,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 7, 529-535 (1968).
[CrossRef]

1959 (1)

Barrera, J. F.

J. F. Barrera, F. F. Medina, and J. G. Swerquia, “Discussion on Fresnel's mirrors and Young's double slit interferometers,” Optik (Jena) 118, 402-406 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Bergquist, J. C.

U. Eichmann, J. C. Bergquist, J. J. Bollinger, and M. G. Raizen, “Young's interference experiment with light scattered from two atoms,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 70, 2359-2363 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Bollinger, J. J.

U. Eichmann, J. C. Bergquist, J. J. Bollinger, and M. G. Raizen, “Young's interference experiment with light scattered from two atoms,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 70, 2359-2363 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Borghi, R.

Born, M.

M. Born and E. Wolf, “Elements of the theory of interference and interferometers,” in Principles of Optics (Pergamon, 1989), pp. 260-265, 268-271, 271-277.

Chatterejee, S.

Chen, S.

Creath, K.

K. Creath, “Phase measurement interferometry techniques,” in Progress in Optics XXVI, E. Wolf, ed. (North-Holland, 1988), pp. 357-358.

Eichmann, U.

U. Eichmann, J. C. Bergquist, J. J. Bollinger, and M. G. Raizen, “Young's interference experiment with light scattered from two atoms,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 70, 2359-2363 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Gori, F.

Grover, C. P.

C. P. Grover, “Young's fringes at infinity in diffused light with dark central fringes,” Opt. Commun. 24, 113-115(1978).
[CrossRef]

Hariharan, P.

P. Hariharan and R. G. Singh, “Achromatic fringes formed in a triangular path interferometer,” Appl. Opt. 49, 732-733(1959).

P. Hariharan, “The two beam interference,” in Optical Interferometery (Academic, 2003), p. 28.

Kumar, P.

Medina, F. F.

J. F. Barrera, F. F. Medina, and J. G. Swerquia, “Discussion on Fresnel's mirrors and Young's double slit interferometers,” Optik (Jena) 118, 402-406 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Meggitt, B. T.

Raizen, M. G.

U. Eichmann, J. C. Bergquist, J. J. Bollinger, and M. G. Raizen, “Young's interference experiment with light scattered from two atoms,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 70, 2359-2363 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Rogers, A. J.

Santarsiero, M.

Singh, R. G.

Swerquia, J. G.

J. F. Barrera, F. F. Medina, and J. G. Swerquia, “Discussion on Fresnel's mirrors and Young's double slit interferometers,” Optik (Jena) 118, 402-406 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Wolf, E.

E. Wolf, “Young's interference fringes with narrow band light,” Opt. Lett. 8, 250-252 (1983).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Born and E. Wolf, “Elements of the theory of interference and interferometers,” in Principles of Optics (Pergamon, 1989), pp. 260-265, 268-271, 271-277.

Yoshihara, K.

K. Yoshihara, “On the triangular path interferometer,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 7, 529-535 (1968).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Opt. (2)

Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. (1)

K. Yoshihara, “On the triangular path interferometer,” Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 7, 529-535 (1968).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Commun. (1)

C. P. Grover, “Young's fringes at infinity in diffused light with dark central fringes,” Opt. Commun. 24, 113-115(1978).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett. (3)

Optik (Jena) (1)

J. F. Barrera, F. F. Medina, and J. G. Swerquia, “Discussion on Fresnel's mirrors and Young's double slit interferometers,” Optik (Jena) 118, 402-406 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. Lett. (1)

U. Eichmann, J. C. Bergquist, J. J. Bollinger, and M. G. Raizen, “Young's interference experiment with light scattered from two atoms,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 70, 2359-2363 (1993).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Other (3)

P. Hariharan, “The two beam interference,” in Optical Interferometery (Academic, 2003), p. 28.

M. Born and E. Wolf, “Elements of the theory of interference and interferometers,” in Principles of Optics (Pergamon, 1989), pp. 260-265, 268-271, 271-277.

K. Creath, “Phase measurement interferometry techniques,” in Progress in Optics XXVI, E. Wolf, ed. (North-Holland, 1988), pp. 357-358.

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Figures (5)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Optical schematic of the CPOC-based setup for the generation of Young’s fringes.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Illustration of the reduction of the fringe contrast for an extended source.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Grabbed white light (halogen lamp) Young’s fringes produced with the CPOC-based setup shown in Fig. 1.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Intensity (digitized) distribution along a central section of the grabbed Young’s fringes shown in Fig. 3.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Spectral intensity distribution (with wavelength) of the halogen lamp used as source for obtaining the Young’s fringes shown in Fig. 3.

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