Abstract

This paper describes the design and tests of an all-reflection two-beam interferometer. The unique feature of this interferometer is the use of a combination of three diffraction gratings as a beam splitter. The use of reflection-type diffraction gratings as a beam splitter eliminates the need for transmission elements and thereby extends the applicability of two-beam interferometry to regions of the electromagnetic spectrum such as the vacuum ultraviolet where transmitting beam splitters are not available. A preliminary type of grating beam splitter using a single grating is discussed, and its disadvantages are described. Finally, an interferometer that uses three gratings as a beam splitter and which can function as an all-reflection Fourier-transform spectrometer is described. Interferograms of simple spectra taken with this instrument are presented.

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M. Anderson and S. Brown, Rev. Sci. Instr. 40, 1626 (1969).

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C. Barus, The Interferometry of Reversed and Non-Reversed Spectra, Publ., 149, Part I (Carnegie Institute, Washington, D. C., 1911).

Brown, S.

M. Anderson and S. Brown, Rev. Sci. Instr. 40, 1626 (1969).

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P. Connes, Rev. Opt.38, 198 (1959).

Davis, J. R.

J. R. Davis, thesis, University of Rochester, 1940.

Filler, A. S.

A. S. Filler, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 61, 835 (1971).

Freeman, G. H. C.

G. H. C. Freeman (private communication).

Jacquinot, P.

P. Jacquinot, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 44, 761 (1954).

Lyle, H

J. O. Stoner and H .Lyle, Appl.Opt.8, 831(L) (1969).

Munnerlyn, C. R.

C. R. Munnerlyn, Appl. Opt. 8, 827 (1968).

Samson, J. A. R.

J. A. R. Samson, Techniques of Vacuum Ultraviolet Spectroscopy (Wiley, New York, 1967), Ch. 2.

Stoner, J. O.

J. O. Stoner and H .Lyle, Appl.Opt.8, 831(L) (1969).

Strong, J.

J. Strong and G. A. Vanasse, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 50, 113 (1960).

Vanasse, G. A.

J. Strong and G. A. Vanasse, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 50, 113 (1960).

Weinburg, F. J.

F. J. Weinburg and N. B. Wood, J. Sci. Instr. 36, 227 (1959).

Wood, N. B.

F. J. Weinburg and N. B. Wood, J. Sci. Instr. 36, 227 (1959).

Yoshihara, K.

K. Yoshihara, Japan J. Appl. Phys. 2, 818 (1963).

Other (13)

G. H. C. Freeman (private communication).

J. O. Stoner and H .Lyle, Appl.Opt.8, 831(L) (1969).

A. S. Filler, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 61, 835 (1971).

C. Barus, The Interferometry of Reversed and Non-Reversed Spectra, Publ., 149, Part I (Carnegie Institute, Washington, D. C., 1911).

C. R. Munnerlyn, Appl. Opt. 8, 827 (1968).

F. J. Weinburg and N. B. Wood, J. Sci. Instr. 36, 227 (1959).

J. R. Davis, thesis, University of Rochester, 1940.

P. Connes, Rev. Opt.38, 198 (1959).

J. Strong and G. A. Vanasse, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 50, 113 (1960).

M. Anderson and S. Brown, Rev. Sci. Instr. 40, 1626 (1969).

K. Yoshihara, Japan J. Appl. Phys. 2, 818 (1963).

J. A. R. Samson, Techniques of Vacuum Ultraviolet Spectroscopy (Wiley, New York, 1967), Ch. 2.

P. Jacquinot, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 44, 761 (1954).

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