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Title: Beam shuttering interferometer and method

Abstract

A method and apparatus resulting in the simplification of phase shifting interferometry by eliminating the requirement to know the phase shift between interferograms or to keep the phase shift between interferograms constant. The present invention provides a simple, inexpensive means to shutter each independent beam of the interferometer in order to facilitate the data acquisition requirements for optical interferometry and phase shifting interferometry. By eliminating the requirement to know the phase shift between interferograms or to keep the phase shift constant, a simple, economical means and apparatus for performing the technique of phase shifting interferometry is provide which, by thermally expanding a fiber optical cable changes the optical path distance of one incident beam relative to another.

Inventors:
 [1];  [1]
  1. (Idaho Falls, ID)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
EG & G IDAHO INC
OSTI Identifier:
868875
Patent Number(s):
5231468
Assignee:
EG&G Idaho, Inc. (Idaho Falls, ID) INEEL
DOE Contract Number:  
AC07-76ID01570
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
beam; shuttering; interferometer; method; apparatus; resulting; simplification; phase; shifting; interferometry; eliminating; requirement; shift; interferograms; constant; provides; simple; inexpensive; means; shutter; independent; facilitate; data; acquisition; requirements; optical; economical; performing; technique; provide; thermally; expanding; fiber; cable; changes; path; distance; incident; relative; beam relative; phase shifting; phase shift; data acquisition; fiber optic; optical path; incident beam; inexpensive means; thermally expand; /356/382/

Citation Formats

Deason, Vance A., and Lassahn, Gordon D. Beam shuttering interferometer and method. United States: N. p., 1993. Web.
Deason, Vance A., & Lassahn, Gordon D. Beam shuttering interferometer and method. United States.
Deason, Vance A., and Lassahn, Gordon D. Fri . "Beam shuttering interferometer and method". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/868875.
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author = {Deason, Vance A. and Lassahn, Gordon D.},
abstractNote = {A method and apparatus resulting in the simplification of phase shifting interferometry by eliminating the requirement to know the phase shift between interferograms or to keep the phase shift between interferograms constant. The present invention provides a simple, inexpensive means to shutter each independent beam of the interferometer in order to facilitate the data acquisition requirements for optical interferometry and phase shifting interferometry. By eliminating the requirement to know the phase shift between interferograms or to keep the phase shift constant, a simple, economical means and apparatus for performing the technique of phase shifting interferometry is provide which, by thermally expanding a fiber optical cable changes the optical path distance of one incident beam relative to another.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1993},
month = {1}
}

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