Abstract

Polarized Haidinger fringes have been observed in a Fabry-Perot interferometer with one flat replaced by a cube-corner prism. Orientation of the polarization planes of the fringes and their relative phase shifts have been measured. Some applications are suggested.

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  1. E. Peck, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 52, 253 (1961).
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  2. E. R. Peck, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 38, 66, 1015 (1948).
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Figures (6)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

(a) Entrance face of a cube-corner prism. Real edges drawn as full lines; reflected edges as dotted lines. (b) Mask, placed over face of prism to isolate pairs of opposite sextants.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Arrangement for observing polarized fringes through cube-corner etalon. S=source; light normal to paper. M1, M2=mirrors oriented 45° to beam. E=cube-corner etalon with silvered entrance face. A=analyzer.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Polarized fringes of cube-corner Fabry-Perot interferometer.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Reference system used for measurement of eigenpolarization directions. Only one of the two orthogonal polarizations is shown for each sextant.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Arrangement for use of cube-corner Fabry-Perot interferometer at large plate separations. S=source; F=partially reflecting flat; C=cube corner; M1, M2=mirrors.

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

Optical separation of cube-flat interferometer.