Abstract

The tolerance on wavelength stability for frozen-fringe holography is calculated. It is convenient to split the effect into three terms: (1) the interferometric term that depends on the path difference between the reference beam and the signal beam, (2) the holographic term that represents the difference of wave-front curvature between signal and reference beams at the hologram plate, and (3) a lateral-displacement term. It is highly desirable to reduce to a minimum all the differences mentioned and to keep down the lateraldisplacement term. To do this, new designs of holographic interferometers are proposed. With a carefully designed interferometer and an object only 2 cm thick, the wavelength tolerances are within the control exercised by a well-designed resonant reflector.

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  2. B. P. Hildebrand, in The Engineering Uses of Holograpzy, edited by E. R. Robertson and J. M. Harvey (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1970), p. 401.
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Hildebrand, B. P.

B. P. Hildebrand, in The Engineering Uses of Holograpzy, edited by E. R. Robertson and J. M. Harvey (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1970), p. 401.

Powell, R. L.

R. L. Powell and K. A. Stetson, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 55, 1593 (1965).

Rogers, G. L.

G. L. Rogers, Nature (London) 166, 127 (1950).

G. L. Rogers, Proc. Roy. Soc. (Edinburgh) A63, 193 (1952).

G. L. Rogers, J. Sci. Instr. 43, 677 (1966).

Stetson, K. A.

R. L. Powell and K. A. Stetson, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 55, 1593 (1965).

Other (5)

R. L. Powell and K. A. Stetson, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 55, 1593 (1965).

B. P. Hildebrand, in The Engineering Uses of Holograpzy, edited by E. R. Robertson and J. M. Harvey (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1970), p. 401.

G. L. Rogers, Nature (London) 166, 127 (1950).

G. L. Rogers, Proc. Roy. Soc. (Edinburgh) A63, 193 (1952).

G. L. Rogers, J. Sci. Instr. 43, 677 (1966).

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