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Title: Special features of Newton-type fringe formation in a diffraction interferometer

Abstract

An interferometer with a Fresnel zone plate located in the center of curvature of a concave mirror was studied. Attention was paid to the unique features of the interference field, which has a special point at which the path difference is equal to zero, thereby allowing for the observation of Newton-type fringes in white and quasi-monochromatic light. The conditions necessary for reducing the instrumental error to values less than lambda/20 were determined. Methods for suppressing noise and destructive interference patterns were also found. Metrological tests were carried out, and they proved the possibility of using this interferometer for industrial testing of spherical and parabolic mirrors.

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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20779257
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Applied Optics; Journal Volume: 45; Journal Issue: 1; Other Information: DOI: 10.1364/AO.45.000044; (c) 2006 Optical Society of America; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; DIFFRACTION; ERRORS; FRESNEL REFLECTORS; INTERFERENCE; INTERFEROMETERS; INTERFEROMETRY; MONOCHROMATIC RADIATION; MORPHOLOGY; NOISE; PLATES; TESTING; VISIBLE RADIATION

Citation Formats

Koronkevich, Voldemar P., Lenkova, Galina A., and Matochkin, Aleksey E. Special features of Newton-type fringe formation in a diffraction interferometer. United States: N. p., 2006. Web. doi:10.1364/AO.45.0.
Koronkevich, Voldemar P., Lenkova, Galina A., & Matochkin, Aleksey E. Special features of Newton-type fringe formation in a diffraction interferometer. United States. doi:10.1364/AO.45.0.
Koronkevich, Voldemar P., Lenkova, Galina A., and Matochkin, Aleksey E. Sun . "Special features of Newton-type fringe formation in a diffraction interferometer". United States. doi:10.1364/AO.45.0.
@article{osti_20779257,
title = {Special features of Newton-type fringe formation in a diffraction interferometer},
author = {Koronkevich, Voldemar P. and Lenkova, Galina A. and Matochkin, Aleksey E},
abstractNote = {An interferometer with a Fresnel zone plate located in the center of curvature of a concave mirror was studied. Attention was paid to the unique features of the interference field, which has a special point at which the path difference is equal to zero, thereby allowing for the observation of Newton-type fringes in white and quasi-monochromatic light. The conditions necessary for reducing the instrumental error to values less than lambda/20 were determined. Methods for suppressing noise and destructive interference patterns were also found. Metrological tests were carried out, and they proved the possibility of using this interferometer for industrial testing of spherical and parabolic mirrors.},
doi = {10.1364/AO.45.0},
journal = {Applied Optics},
number = 1,
volume = 45,
place = {United States},
year = {Sun Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2006},
month = {Sun Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2006}
}